Online with Patty Stonesifer – March 24th

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, this event was canceled.

Driven by your questions, this dinner will focus on Stonesifer’s rich experience and on the intersection of philanthropy and technology.

Patty Stonesifer is a highly experienced philanthropy and technology professional. She recently retired after six years of serving as the CEO at Martha’s Table, a poverty-alleviation non-profit in D.C. Previously, she served for 10 years as President and CEO of The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest private philanthropic organization in the world. Before becoming the inaugural director of the foundation, she served as the highest-ranking woman at Microsoft. Between 2009 and 2012, she served as Chair of the Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents.

Optional Advance Reading:

New York Times Profile

Shortly after becoming the CEO of Martha’s Table, Stonesifer discussed her upbringing and values with reporters.

Stonesifer Discusses her Career Pivots

In this interview with Slate magazine, Stonesifer discusses the transitions in her careers, and how she moved from publishing to technology to philanthropy. Read the transcript or listen to the podcast.

Forbes Magazine Profile

This article explains Stonesifer’s transition to CEO of Martha’s Table. She took no salary from her time in philanthropy, and this article explores what, besides money, motivates her.