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Pam Scott

Design Thinker, The Curious Company, IDEO.org, Women Moving Millions, Maverick Collective

Biography

For decades, Pam worked as a design researcher, creative strategist and creative team leader in the commercial sector. During her tenure, Pam served as thought partner to Nike, GM, Levi’s, Method Home, and MINI Cooper to name a few. Always her chief objectives were the same: to connect companies more deeply to their customers and, from a place of deeper empathy, guide the development of more relevant, downright delightful products, services and solutions.

Over the past decade, Pam has focused nearly exclusively on the social sector. She is particularly dedicated to addressing unintended teen pregnancy in Sub-Saharan Africa and has worked with local NGOs and communities in Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia. Together with non-profits like Population Services International (PSI) and IDEO.org, she is deploying a new form of Human Centered Design that beefs up the creative confidence of NGOs and their ability to develop consumer-friendly solutions to issues like teen pregnancy. Pam’s ultimate goal is to make sure girls everywhere have the resources they need to delay starting families until they’re ready.

Pam serves on the Board of Directors of IDEO.org and OLLY. She is an advisor to the founders of Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Method Home and SamaGroup. She frequently speaks on the topic of Human Centered Design, including engagements at the Aspen Institute and Clinton Global Initiative, as well as Harvard University’s Kennedy School and Stanford University’s Medical School, Business School and d School.