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Kate Williams

Kate Williams is CEO of 1% for the Planet, a global movement that inspires action and commitment so that our planet and future generations thrive. 1% for the Planet engages businesses and individuals to support environmental nonprofit solutions through membership and everyday actions.  Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, 1% for the Planet’s global network of thousands of businesses and individuals have given hundreds of millions to environmental partners to date. Kate has led significant growth in the community’s scale and impact, as well as deep work on best practices for implementing high impact giving strategies, growing a network brand, and operating as highly effective and innovative enterprise. Kate earned a BA at Princeton University and an MS at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She has served on several nonprofit Boards, currently BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont and Shelburne Farms. Kate is a trail runner, active dog walker, and kitchen gardener. Kate lives in Vermont with her husband and two children.