We’re excited to announce the Judges of the Rethink Supply Chains Challenge. The Judges will select up to five Finalist teams to receive cash prizes of $20,000, and will ultimately select a Grand Prize Winner who will receive $250,000 to build their proposed solution.
We’ve assembled a diverse panel from the fields of business, tech, philanthropy, and human rights. The Judges for the Rethink Supply Chains Challenge are:
CEO, Humanity United
As President and CEO, Randy Newcomb leads all aspects of Humanity United’s strategic planning, development, and operations. He works closely with the organization’s founders and Board of Trustees to ensure that Humanity United achieves its long-term mission and strategic objectives. Prior to joining Humanity United, Randy was a Vice President of Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm, where he focused on developing global partnerships and investments across a variety of sectors. Prior to Omidyar Network, Randy served for 14 years as Executive Director of Golden Gate Community Inc., a community based organization in San Francisco.
Managing Director, Dolby Family Ventures, L.P.
Pascal joined Dolby Family Ventures, L.P. as a Managing Director in 2014 after advising the Dolby family on its direct technology investment portfolio since 2012. Since 1996, Pascal has been the Managing Partner of Levensohn Venture Partners LLC (LVP) and the CEO of Generation Strategic Advisors LLC (GSA) and its predecessor entities. While he continues to serve in both of these positions, Pascal has transitioned his new technology venture capital investing activities to the Dolby family organization. LVP invested over $200 million in early and development stage emerging companies, emphasizing semiconductor, security, digital media, and enterprise software sectors across three funds.
Research Fellow, WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice
Natasha Dolby has spent over a decade in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors in San Francisco, New York, and Washington, D.C., specializing in financial and programmatic analysis, marketing and communications, volunteer engagement, and corporate development, in several organizations including The Robin Hood Foundation, Education Sector (now American Institutes for Research), and Pacific Foundation Services. Dolby is currently a Board Member of Beyond 12 and Asha Rising, and has worked as a Program Officer for a number of Bay Area foundations. As a Research Fellow at the Handa Center, Dolby is currently focusing on the “re-integration” of child and adolescent survivors of trafficking in Brazil.
Kindley Walsh Lawlor
Vice President, Environmental and Social Responsibility, Gap Inc.
Kindley Walsh Lawlor is Gap Inc.’s Vice President of Global Sustainability. In this role, Kindley leads the company’s global team responsible for seeking to ensure that workers making the company’s products in more than 40 countries are treated with fairness, dignity, and respect. She is also responsible for leading innovation work within Global Sustainability, where new ideas are designed and incubated for the broader Global Sustainability team. Kindley has been with Gap Inc. for over 17 years, having worked in garment production and sourcing within the business. Currently, Kindley is the U.S. buyer representative on the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Better Work Advisory Committee. She has held advisory and board roles with academic partners and collaborative initiatives focused on creating broader supply chain solutions. Kindley also prioritizes advisor roles with smaller companies focused on worker rights and the creation of decent work.
Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
Ai-jen Poo is the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and co-director of the Caring Across Generations campaign. She co-founded NDWA in 2007 and was instrumental in securing New York’s historic Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in 2010. In 2011, she worked to launch Caring Across Generations to ensure access to affordable care for the aging population and to quality jobs for the caregiving workforce. One of TIME’s 100 “Most Influential People in the World” in 2012 and a recent recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” fellowship, Ai-jen is author of The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America. Follow her on twitter @aijenpoo.