CEO and Founder of It's Time Network, and President of Faraway Foundation
San Francisco, CA
Betsy is a mother, social entrepreneur, writer and philanthropist. She is the founder of It’s Time Network which brings together individuals and organizations working collaboratively to empower women and girls through collective action across a broad range of issues and sectors.
Betsy is an active member of the Women Donors Network, Women Moving Millions, and Alliance for Girls. She manages Faraway Foundation, a 501c3 private foundation. In 2003, she founded a highly successful eco-conscious retail business, ReStore Our World, in Telluride, Colorado, designed to promote solutions to the challenges we face in our world.
Betsy has spoken internationally about women’s leadership, rooting social change in values of love and interdependence, and the need for women and men to work in partnership. Betsy gave a TEDxWomen’s talk calling for a national and global campaign to advance women’s leadership across all sectors. Other appearances include the 2015 US Conference of Mayors, the OECD Global Forum on Women’s Leadership in Public Life, Interdependence Day Forums, The Social Venture Network Spring Conference, What Matters Most; and the 11th Annual AREDAY Summit.
Betsy currently lives in Marin County, California with her husband John McKinney (www.columbiabiogas.com) and her teenage daughter, Maria Rose.