Nancy Lublin enjoys building things out of ideas and people. At the age of 23, she turned a $5,000 inheritance into Dress for Success, which helps women transition from welfare to work in more than 120 cities in 10 countries. She is currently CEO and Chief Old Person of DoSomething.org, the largest organization for teens and social change. More than 2.2 million teens participated in DoSomething.org cause campaigns last year.
She studied politics at Brown University, political theory at Oxford University (as a Marshall Scholar), and has a law degree from New York University. Lublin is the author of “Zilch: The Power of Zero in Business,” and wrote a popular monthly column for Fast Company for two years. She is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, participating in Davos for the last five years.
Twice recognized on the “Top 50 Power and Influence” list by the NonProfit Times, and chosen as one of Fast Company’s “League of Extraordinary Women,” Lublin is married to Jason Diaz, and is the mother of two children who have never tasted chicken nuggets.
While running Dress for Success, Lublin supplemented her income by playing poker in underground clubs in New York City.