Activist, Advisor, Investor, Board Member, Founder and Former Tech Exec
Menlo Park, California
Brandee was behind the launch of two bestselling, award-winning books: Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In, which ignited a global conversation on gender equality in business, and Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen’s Giving 2.0, which empowers people of all backgrounds and ages to make their philanthropic giving matter more.
Brandee is a passionate activist for local and global human rights and serves on the Silicon Valley Executive Committee of Humans Rights Watch. In her role as a board member of Build.org and the Tony Hawk Foundation, she works to empower youth in underserved communities in the United States. The New York Times wrote that Brandee “has become perhaps the most sought-after image consultant in the start-up world.” She concedes that “image” is a small part, preferring to apply her professional aptitude and bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder to develop stories and strategic campaigns that shift perception, incite action and create lasting impact.
Her favorite pastime is doing humanitarian work in developing countries alongside her son and local hikes with their dog, Donut.