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Lindsay Levin

Lindsay Levin

Lindsay began her career at Bain and Company in London and went on to become an entrepreneur, building companies in the automotive and healthcare sectors. She became known for creating people-focused cultures and for business turnarounds, winning awards including E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year in 1999.

In 2001, Lindsay founded the social enterprise Leaders’ Quest to connect leaders from business and nonprofits to build a more equitable, sustainable world. This work took her to Asia, Africa, South America, and the Middle East where she built partnerships with people from all backgrounds. In 2004 she created the LQ Foundation with local partners in India and China, to provide leadership training for thousands of people in marginalized communities. In 2020 she co-founded Countdown with TED — a global initiative to amplify and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis.

In January 2023, Lindsay will move to a full-time role at TED as Head of Partnerships and Impact — overseeing TED’s work with companies and philanthropists around the world. She will also continue to serve as an Advisor and Board member at LQ.

Lindsay has served as Chair of Onevoice, an initiative dedicated to amplifying the voices of moderate Palestinians and Israelis; and on the Board of Unitus Capital, a Bangalore-based firm that arranges finance for social impact enterprises. Lindsay grew up in the UK and studied Economics at Cambridge University. Today she lives in New York with her husband David. They have three sons all based in the USA. Her book Invisible Giants: changing the world one step at a time was published in 2013.