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Ellen is CEO of award-winning advocacy nonprofit Project Include, founded in 2015 to give everyone in tech a fair chance to succeed. She is author of Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change.
From 2013 to 2015, Ellen worked at reddit, including as interim CEO, where she led efforts to remove unauthorized photos and harassment from the platform. She has also worked at the Kapor Center as chief diversity and inclusion officer and venture partner. From 2005 to 2012, she was an investing partner at venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Before 2005, Ellen held various roles at BEA Systems, an enterprise software company, in corporate and business development, strategy, and engineering. Before BEA, Ellen focused on business development, closing technology, service and content acquisition partnerships for Tellme Networks and Microsoft's WebTV division. She also served as a consultant at early-stage startups MyCFO and Danger Research. Before entering the tech industry, Ellen was a corporate attorney for Cravath, Swaine & Moore in both its New York City and Hong Kong offices, working on corporate transactions and on pro-bono projects for Habitat for Humanity and Covenant House.
Ellen holds a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering and a certificate from the Wilson School of Public and International Affairs from Princeton University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is a member of the 2007 class of Henry Crown Fellows and the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.