About Speaker Jean Case…
Chairman of the National Geographic Society, CEO of the Case Foundation and author of Be Fearless: 5 Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose, Jean Case is a philanthropist, investor, Internet and impact investing pioneer who advocates for the importance of embracing a more fearless approach to innovate and bring about transformational breakthroughs.
When Jean Case, Chairman of the National Geographic Society and CEO of the Case Foundation, set out to investigate the core qualities of great changemakers, past and present, she found five surprising traits they all had in common. They weren’t wealth, privilege, or even genius. It was that all of these exceptional men and women chose to make a “big bet,” take bold risks, learn from their failures, reach beyond their bubbles, and let urgency conquer fear.
Weaving together real-world stories from dozens of ordinary people who ended up doing extraordinary things with practical tips, and inspiration, Jean will bring these lessons to life and inspire audiences to break out of the status quo and Be Fearless in their work, lives and communities.
Jean has spoken about the Be Fearless principles at Coca-Cola Company, the Forbes Under 30 Summit, SXSW, the Aspen Ideas Festival and numerous businesses, non-profits, universities and conferences. Her Be Fearless insights have been praised by visionaries like Melinda Gates, Adam Grant, Mellody Hobson, Eric Schmidt, Tory Burch, Brad Feld, Warby Parker’s Neil Blumenthal and many more. Jean’s message resonates with people from all ages and walks of life, driving them to embrace the Be Fearless principles and igniting the inspiration needed to make transformational changes in our world.
Her leadership as a philanthropist and investor have been praised and profiled in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNBC, Washington Post, Forbes Magazine, Fast Company, and Fortune Magazine, with appearances on networks like CNN, CNBC and Bloomberg.