Your questions will be answered on Tuesday, March 14th at 3pm ET. To ask a question, click here to create a Mogul profile, then post a question in the comment section below!
Hi! I’m Jean Case. I’m a philanthropist and investor on a mission to invest in people and ideas that can change the world. I’ll be answering your questions LIVE from SXSW Interactive in Austin, TX, where we’re celebrating the Case Foundation’s 20th anniversary and encouraging others to “Get Into The Arena.”
I’m a passionate believer in all things digital and the amazing potential of technology to change the world for the better. The Case Foundation is recognized for our innovative efforts to address significant social challenges, harnessing the best impulses of entrepreneurship, innovation, technology and collaboration to drive exponential impact.
With our recent focus on inclusive entrepreneurship, the Foundation is working to level the playing field for ALL entrepreneurs—particularly women and entrepreneurs of color—in order to create stronger communities, close the opportunity gap and scale creative solutions to persistent problems. Our recent campaign, #FacesofFounders, is working to highlight the stories of diverse entrepreneurs across the country.
Before co-founding the Foundation with my husband, Steve, in 1997, I spent my career in the private sector as a senior executive in the early stages of America Online, Inc. (AOL), where I directed the marketing and branding effort that launched AOL, and spearheaded the communications strategy for taking the company public, and helped establish AOL as a household name.
I am also Chairman of the National Geographic Society Board of Trustees, a global nonprofit membership organization driven by a passionate belief in the power of science, exploration and storytelling to change the world. My husband and I joined The Giving Pledge in 2010, where together we publicly reaffirmed our commitment to give away the majority of our wealth to fund worthy charitable causes.
A few fun facts about me: I have a black belt in Taekwondo and just returned from a trip to Antarctica with National Geographic!
Now's your chance to ask me anything! Please write your questions in the comments section below and I'll answer the questions live on Tuesday, March 14th at 3pm ET.