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Melanie Edwards

Founder & CEO, Mobile Metrix


Melanie is founder and CEO of Mobile Metrix, a market insights and marketing services company serving marginalized communities. Local young adults are employed and trained to collect demographic/consumer data door-to-door in their own neighborhoods using handheld technology. While on these hard-to-reach doorsteps, social benefits are also distributed. Melanie’s experience spans both the private and public sectors: previous to starting Mobile Metrix, she worked in management for J.P. Morgan, International Data Group (IDG) and as an executive for Key Accounts at AT&T. She launched the Global Technology Corps, a “digital Peace Corps,” with the U.S. Department of State and co-created the United Nations Information Technology Service (UNITeS). Melanie is a Return Peace Corps Volunteer from Togo, Africa, a Reuters Digital Vision Fellow at Stanford University and an Echoing Green Fellow, PopTech Fellow, SOCAP Social Entrepreneur, AVINA Partner, Cordes Fellow, YUNUS Social Business, Fast Company Innovation Agent and PBS Newshour Agent for Change. Melanie is also an adjunct professor of Social Entrepreneurship at Stanford University and Columbia Business School.