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Paula Goldman

Global Head of Impact Investing

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Paula Goldman is the Global Head of Impact Investing at Omidyar network and leads a team that seeks to advance the impact investing industry through a combination of investments, strategic partnerships, and thought leadership. As founder and director of Imagining Ourselves, a project of the International Museum of Women, she led the creation of one of the world’s first online museums, alongside a book, traveling exhibits and a series of global events with more than a million participants. This work was recognized with the 1007 Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology and a 2008 Muse Award from the American Association of Museums. Born in Singapore, Paula has lived in eight countries across four continents. She has led innovations that harness the potential of technology, advocacy and entertainment.She earned a PhD from Harvard University, where she studied how unorthodox ideas become mainstream. She holds a masters in public affairs from Princeton and a BA with highest honors from UC Berkeley. She has been on faculty at both UC Berkeley and Mills college and contributes as an author to outlets such as the Financial Times,, and Huffington Post.