Leadership Conversation - Episode 159 with Jennifer Dulski
Name: Jennifer Dulski
Current title : CEO & Founder
Current organisation: Rising Team
Jennifer Dulski has a wide range of executive experience including leadership roles at Facebook, Google and Yahoo!, and founder, CEO and president roles at early stage and scaling startups. She is currently CEO and founder of Rising Team, a SaaS company that empowers managers to build more engaged, connected, and successful teams.
Prior to Rising Team, she led Facebook Groups, used by more than 1.5 billion people each month to create and participate in communities that matter to them. Her team was responsible for envisioning, building and growing the Groups product. She also led the 2019 redesign of Facebook, “FB5,” to put communities at the center of the app.
Before Facebook, Dulski was president & COO of Change.org, a social enterprise company that empowers people to create campaigns for change. Under her leadership, Change.org grew 10x, from 18 million users to 180 million, developed a profitable business model, rebuilt its tech stack and supported thousands of successful campaigns globally.
As an early Yahoo! Employee, she held a variety of roles over 9 years there, and ultimately led one of six business units as group VP & GM of Local and Marketplaces. She left Yahoo! to become co-founder and CEO of The Dealmap, a location-based deals app that Google acquired in 2011, making her the first woman entrepreneur to sell a company to Google. She was a product leader at Google for nearly 2 years before joining Change.
She has deep board experience in public and private companies and non-profit boards and currently serves on the boards of WW, formerly Weight Watchers (NASDAQ: WW) and the Change.org Foundation. Her previous board experience includes roles on two other public company boards, Move, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOVE) until its acquisition by NewsCorp and TEGNA (NYSE: TGNA) where she resigned due to potential conflict with Facebook.
Dulski writes about leadership for LinkedIn Influencers, Fortune, Forbes, and Huffington Post and serves as a lecturer in management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Her first book, Purposeful, about how each of us can be a movement starter, was published by Penguin Portfolio in 2018 and is a Wall Street Journal Bestseller.
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