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Paula Goldman

Global Lead, Tech and Society Solutions Lab, Omidyar Network

Paula Goldman is global lead of the Tech and Society Solutions Lab at Omidyar Network, the Silicon Valley impact investment firm established in 2004 by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam to catalyze economic and social change.

The Tech and Society Solutions Lab draws on Omidyar Network’s long-standing belief in the promise of technology to create opportunity and social good, as well as the concern about unintended consequences that can result from technological innovation. The team aims to help technologists prevent, mitigate, and correct societal downsides of technology—and maximize positive impact.

This work builds on Paula’s previous role at Omidyar Network as the global lead for impact investing. Paula earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University, where she studied how unorthodox ideas become mainstream. Earlier in her career she was on founding teams of several for-profit and non-profit start-ups, mostly in emerging markets.