Elie Losleben

Faculty

Diversity & Inclusion, Leadership

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Areas of Expertise

Wellness  •  Finance  •  GGC-Health  •  Leadership  •  Impact  •  Entrepreneurship  •  Human Potential  •  GGC-General

About Elie

As an aid worker raised in Africa and the Middle East, Elie speaks to leaders about how to design for sustainability and scale positive impact. She is an original contributor to the now industry-recognized Digital Development Principles. Her technology company, Code Innovation, creates software for women’s collective empowerment in Africa, South Asia and Latin America and has received the support of UNICEF, DfID and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Elie has a unique view of the risks and opportunities that society faces from exponential technologies. Her work builds on trauma-informed approaches to systems strengthening during times of accelerating change. Elie specializes in supporting leaders through extreme stress or emergencies, and her workshops and programs focus on building holistic resilience.

Elie has a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University and a BA from the American University in Cairo. She has designed leadership and wellbeing into Singularity University programs since 2014, including at Global Solutions Programs and Executive Programs. She is an Edmund Hillary Fellow and lives between New Zealand and the Bay Area.

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Speaking Topics

  • Inclusion vs. Big Tech (Keynote, Available from 30 minutes to 90 minutes duration).

    When companies or governments take shortcuts to create one-size fits all technology systems, people pay the price. When a culturally homogenous set of designers and engineers guide product development the results can actually increase discrimination and inequality. This keynote uses gender as a lens for exploring the present and the future of technological progress. And it draws inspiration from female entrepreneurs, technologists, and changemakers all around the world—highlighting their achievements and distilling the lessons that can be learned from their successes. Throughout the keynote, attention is paid to actionable takeaways for businesses and business people.

  • Keynote: Beyond Average: Inclusion & Technology (Available from 30 minutes to 90 minutes duration).

    When companies or governments take shortcuts to create one-size fits all technology systems, people pay the price. When a culturally homogenous set of designers and engineers guide product development the results can actually increase discrimination and inequality. This keynote uses gender as a lens for exploring the present and the future of technological progress. And it draws inspiration from female entrepreneurs, technologists, and changemakers all around the world—highlighting their achievements and distilling the lessons that can be learned from their successes. Throughout the keynote, attention is paid to actionable takeaways for businesses and business people.

  • Workshop: Adapting to Stress in Exponential Times (Available from 45 minutes to 120 minutes duration).

    With the accelerating rate of change happening all around us, the way that our bodies adapt to stress becomes a key determining factor in our success. Anxiety and depression are now the leading reasons people miss work globally; and suicide is a growing global concern. Leaders can and must learn to navigate turbulent times with grace. This keynote uses hands-on learning to explore modalities that “hack” the stress response. Participants experience personalized ways to down-regulate their nervous systems, based on their unique biological and learned response patterns. After exploring what the latest science tells leaders about navigating burnout, Elie shares examples of how technologies like artificial intelligence, AR/VR and brain-computer interfaces (BCI) are being used to grow emotional intelligence and support mental health. The workshop explores where these exponential technologies could take us in the future.

  • Workshop: Connecting the Next Billion: A Financial Inclusion Experience (Available from 60 minutes to 150 minutes duration).

    Participants will learn about the difference between operating in the digital economy individually (as many digital natives currently do) and operating in the digital economy within groups, collectives or networks (a situation that will be familiar to the next wave of digital natives). Participants will deepen their understanding of strategies for extending the formal economy such as digital identities, hyper-local currencies, and digital financial services. Participants will make connections with one another during table discussions.

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