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Anne has experience and passion for leadership, and is focused on activities that connect and mobilize women. In 2012 Anne founded Parlay House, a national salon-style gathering of over 4,000 women who meet monthly to pull each other forward through a combination of shared experiences, meaningful content, and peer-to-peer connections. She is a frequent public speaker on the topic of female empowerment and equality, having recently been featured at the MIT Executive MBA Program, the DLA Piper Empowering Women Worldwide panel, the Tech Stands Up rally, and in Forbes magazine as well as the San Francisco Chronicle. She spent the first 25 years of her career building and leading advertising agencies in New York City with a specialty in healthcare, and has been widely recognized as one of the most influential women in that industry. Anne now serves as Chairman of the Board of Marchex, a public mobile technology analytics company, and is proud to be one of the few women serving in that capacity. She is an advisor to a number of emerging companies and was previously on the Board of National Home Healthcare (before its successful sale) and the Board of Advertising Women of New York. In 2015 Anne became a mentor for SHE-CAN, and organization supporting and grooming the next generation of female world leaders coming from post-genocide countries. She also served as the director of Stanford University's Healthy Body Image Programs and mentors a wide range of women and leaders on a regular basis. Anne is very active across a broad array of social justice issues. She was the Executive Director The Return, an Emmy-nominated documentary about the experience of people returning to society post-incarceration and is now working with the same production team to make Mississippi Red, a documentary about equal pay for women in the state of Mississippi. She and her husband were the lead sponsors of California’s Proposition 36, which restored fairness in sentencing to the State’s excessive Three Strikes Law. In her spare time, Anne can be found writing a book, working out in a Pilates studio, skimming waves on a paddle board or traveling the world. She is a Wellesley College graduate, a 2003 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.