A video recording of Katherine Maher’s recent presentation at Google HQ is now available online. The presentation runs fifty minutes.
Katherine Maher is the the Executive Director of Wikimedia Foundation. In this talk, she shared with us the challenges, mission and vision about Wikimedia Foundation, the parent organization of Wikipedia.org and it’s sister projects
Katherine Maher is the Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organization that supports Wikipedia and its sister projects. She is a longtime advocate for free and open societies, and an expert in leveraging technology for social impact.
Katherine was appointed Executive Director in July 2016, after serving as the organization’s first Chief Communications Officer. She has lived and worked around the world, leading the introduction of technology and innovation in human rights, good governance, and international development.
She was a founding member of the UNICEF Innovation team, where she helped introduce open source innovation for health and child welfare. She has worked with the National Democratic Institute, the World Bank, and Access Now on programs supporting innovative technologies for democratic participation, civic engagement, youth entrepreneurship, open government, and human rights.