Updated: Mar 25, 2021
Laurene Powell Jobs, founder of the Emerson Collective, an investment, social impact and philanthropic firm, uses philanthropy, impact investing, advocacy and community engagement to spur change and promote policy solutions creating new possibilities for individuals, families and communities. She inherited billions of dollars of stock in Apple and Disney from Steve Jobs, her late husband and co-founder of Apple, and has been putting her fortune to work through her organization which focuses on education, immigration reform, the environment, health, media and journalism.
Laurene says the team at Emerson Collective is driven by the concept that within everyone there is the potential to improve the world around them and they have helped individuals transcend the limits of circumstance charting a new course for themselves and their families. She says their belief as taught by Waldo Emerson, lecturer, philosopher and poet, is that everyone is doubly obligated to rely on themselves and to rely on each other.