Amy Lesnick is the Chief Executive and President of Pledge 1%, a global movement to integrate social impact into the DNA of every company. Founded by tech luminaries such as Marc Benioff (founder of Salesforce.com) and Scott Farquhar (co-founder of Atlassian), the Pledge 1% movement has rapidly grown to over 11,000 companies in +100 countries. In 2017, Fast Company named Pledge 1% the most innovative non-profit in the world.
With over 20 years of experience leading, scaling, and advising early-stage, high-growth ventures, Amy is a tech industry veteran. She’s especially passionate about the intersection of technology and social change, as well as initiatives that simultaneously empower individuals and engage communities.
Amy’s previous experience includes, Full Circle Fund (CEO), Indiegogo (Head of Cause), McKinsey & Company, American Airlines/SABRE, and Netscape, where she launched Netscape’s first web-based email product and led Netscape’s first online news stand.
Amy holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Jefferson Awards, has been an advisor at Stanford University’s StartX accelerator, and co-founded the Strategic Philanthropy course at Berkeley Haas School of Business.
In 2008 and 2009, San Francisco Business Times named Amy one of the “Bay Area’s Most Influential Women”. In 2010, she was inducted into the “Forever Influential” Hall of Fame.