Laurene Powell Jobs

Co-Founder & Board Chair
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Laurene Powell Jobs is the board chair of XQ Institute and founder and chair of Emerson Collective, an organization that supports social entrepreneurs who are committed to the ideal that everyone ought to have the chance to live to their full potential. Powell Jobs also cofounded, and serves as the president of the board of directors of College Track, a nonprofit program that helps disadvantaged students prepare for, and graduate from college. Powell Jobs holds a BA and a BSE from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Emerson Collective

XQ works in direct collaboration with Emerson Collective, which is dedicated to removing barriers to opportunity so people can live to their full potential. Established and led by Laurene Powell Jobs, Emerson Collective’s work focuses on education, immigration reform, the environment, and other social justice initiatives. XQ is an independent affiliate of Emerson Collective.

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