Atlassian founders plant seeds of expanding culture of giving

Originally published in The Australian.   When Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar was in his 20s, he and his girlfriend made a four-hour trip from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to visit a school. Farquhar had been inspired to visit the school after reading a book by former Microsoft executive John Wood called Leaving Microsoft to Change [...]

March 12th, 2017|

Women Who Lead: Janine Sickmeyer, CEO of NextChapter

This profile is published as part of Pledge 1%’s Women Who Lead series, which celebrates women in the Pledge 1% community who are creating change within their workplace and communities.   Janine Sickmeyer is the CEO & Founder of NextChapter, a web application for attorneys to prepare, manage and file bankruptcy cases online. As a business [...]

March 10th, 2017|

Women Who Lead: Darine Pokawatana, Director of Product Development, Causecast

This profile is published as part of Pledge 1%’s Women Who Lead series, which celebrates women in the Pledge 1% community who are creating change within their workplace and communities. Darine Pokawatana is the Director of Product Development at Causecast. Q1: How long have you been working for your company? I've been working with Causecast [...]

March 9th, 2017|

Women Who Lead: Kate Bradley Chernis, Founder and CEO of Lately

This interview is published as part of Pledge 1%’s Women Who Lead series, which celebrates women in the Pledge 1% community who are creating change within their workplace and communities.   PLEDGE 1%: How did you get started in business? By accident, by design? Kate Bradley Chernis: I’d spent a dozen years in radio, my last [...]

March 7th, 2017|

Susan Jones, COO & Co-founder, Care+Wear

This profile is published as part of Pledge 1%’s Women Who Lead series, which celebrates women in the Pledge 1% community who are creating change within their workplace and communities. Susan Jones is the COO and Co-founder of Wear+Care, a Pledge 1% Member company.   Q1: What inspired you to work in this industry? My [...]

March 7th, 2017|

Women Who Lead: Gemma Sole, Co-founder and COO/CMO of Nineteenth Amendment

This interview is published as part of Pledge 1%’s Women Who Lead series, which celebrates women in the Pledge 1% community who are creating change within their workplace and communities.   Q1:  What is your Name and Title? Gemma Sole, Cofounder and COO/CMO of Nineteenth Amendment   Q2: How long have you been in your current [...]

March 6th, 2017|

Women Who Lead: Lynn Wood, Founder of IdeaSpies

This profile is published as part of Pledge 1%'s Women Who Lead series, which celebrates women in the Pledge 1% community who are creating change within their workplace and communities.   Lynn is a highly experienced board member. Over the past 25 years she has served on private and public company boards, including listed, in [...]

March 3rd, 2017|

Taking the Pledge: Inside the Next Big Wave of Tech Philanthropy

By David Callahan.  Originally published on Inside Philanthropy. The rising philanthropy of the U.S. tech sector has come in waves. In the first wave, the big winners from the early boom in computer hardware and software shifted billions of dollars into major foundations, creating the Hewlett, Packard, Moore and Gates foundations—all of which emerged as new [...]

March 2nd, 2017|

Women Who Lead: Alexandra Lindsay, hobbyDB

This interview is published as part of Pledge 1%'s Women Who Lead series, which celebrates women in the Pledge 1% community who are creating change within their workplace and communities. Q1: What is your Name and Title? Alexandra Lindsay, Head of Marketing for hobbyDB. Q2: How long have you been in your current position? A year [...]

March 2nd, 2017|

Women Who Lead: Karen Lawson, CEO of Slingshot

This profile is published as part of Pledge 1%'s Women Who Lead series, which celebrates women in the Pledge 1% community who are creating change within their workplace and communities. Karen Lawson is the CEO of Slingshot.  She is an award winning business executive and leader in the digital industry. She has held executive positions [...]

March 1st, 2017|