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.

Leigh Christie is the Executive Director of the Entrepreneurs Foundation. In this role, Leigh oversees the daily operations of the organization; leads member company programming and events; manages the philanthropic contributions for realized equity donors; directs the corporate community involvement programs for member companies; and supports the organization’s leadership projects.

Leigh is a lawyer by trade and has more than 20 years experience in program development and operations. Building and supporting strategic and impactful collaborations to address community needs is her greatest strength and joy.

She is a graduate of the Leadership Austin Essential Class, the Acton Leadership Edge Program , the AISD UpClose Program, and a sustaining member of the Junior League of Austin. Current roles include: Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, Board Member; City of Austin, Corporate Engagement Council, Member; Austin Gives, Executive Council Member; and SXSWedu Advisory Board Member.

Leigh was named one of the 2016 Austin Business Journal’s Profiles in Power & Women of Influence Finalist. She’s also getting geared up to complete her 4th and 5th marathons in 2017 and 2018.