Laurene Powell Jobs will talk philanthropy at next month’s Code Conference


Laurene Powell Jobs (center) at the Female Founders Conference 2016 in San Francisco.
Laurene Powell Jobs (center) at the Female Founders Conference 2016 in San Francisco.
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Laurene Powell Jobs may be best known to Apple fans as Steve Jobs’ widow but, as a longtime philanthropist with decades of experience, she’s carved out an impressive solo career.

Having kept a fairly low profile since her husband’s death in 2011, next month Powell Jobs will speak at the Code Conference about her approach to philanthropy. Her appearance will take the form of an unscripted onstage conversation.

The discussion concerns the work Powell Jobs has done with the Emerson Collective, a philanthropic organization that invests in a range of different ventures, “from a high school for the homeless to Hollywood production companies that make ‘socially relevant content.'”

She’ll be joined for the conversation by U.S. senator and Democratic party “rising star” Kamala Harris.

Other speakers at the Code Conference will include Uber’s Travis Kalanick, Netflix’s Reed Hastings, Kleiner Perkins’ Mary Meeker, Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards, Time Warner’s Jeff Bewkes, Andreessen Horowitz’s Marc Andreessen, Greylock’s Reid Hoffman, CBS + Viacom’s Shari Redstone, the LA Clippers’ Steve Ballmer, Alphabet’s Ruth Porat and Intel’s Brian Krzanich.

The conference will run May 30 to June 1 at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. More details can be found here.

In the meantime, you can read more about Powell Jobs’ thoughts on philanthropy over at the Emerson Collective website.

Source: Recode