Hallie is the Founder and CEO of FUTURE OF WOMEN, a platform that creates original multimedia content and programming by, for, and about women from around the world, empowering women and girls to act on their dreams.
After nearly a decade at the World Bank, the London School of Economics and Political Science, the New Museum, RE.WORK, IBM Smarter Cities, Samasource, and Wells Fargo Advisors, where Hallie worked alongside designers, investors, artists, engineers, and policymakers to develop programs that support creativity and entrepreneurship in cities across the US, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, Hallie was inspired to focus on supporting women around the world. FUTURE OF WOMEN was born out of the belief that women dream bigger when they are surrounded by stories from exceptionally adventurous and accomplished women. FUTURE OF WOMEN works with a global community of female photographers and filmmakers to develop content and programming that features incredible women across continents - highlighting women exploring new frontiers in food, tech, sports, sex, media, music, theater, art, and science. Each month, FUTURE OF WOMEN partners with leading female chefs to host a women's breakfast.
Hallie's work has been featured in the MIT’s Innovations Journal and the World Economic Forum, as well as the World Bank’s annual World Development Report and World Bank blogs.
She holds an MSc in International Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis. She lives in Los Angeles.
More about her work prior to Future of Women
Hallie has spent a decade accelerating creative communities in the US, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, successfully supporting and working with entrepreneurs, engineers, designers, universities, venture capitalists, and policymakers to develop programs that foster creativity and entrepreneurship in cities.
At the World Bank, Hallie worked with entrepreneurs and policymakers to build programs that foster job creation in the economy through the creation of a culture of entrepreneurship. Projects included: a startup competition in Lebanon for young entrepreneurs; a yearlong lecture series with creative industry leaders and World Bank clients on future trends, with study trips in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and US; and an edTech pilot program with the Lebanese government and international and local partners to foster creativity in the classroom (video). Previously based in London and San Francisco, Hallie co-curated RE.WORK Cities, a summit that convenes entrepreneurs, academics, technologists, business leaders, and policymakers from around the world to discuss how entrepreneurship, emerging technologies, and science influence the sustainability of cities, and developed strategy and partnerships for Samasource, an enterprise service provider that uses technology to connect marginalized people to dignified work.
She is active in the following communities:
Judge / Startup Chile, a seed accelerator created by the Chilean government
Member + Community Curator / Thousand Network, a global network network of young entrepreneurs and innovators
Fellow / The Coaching Fellowship, an international community of young women leaders of impact
Fellow / The New Museum’s IDEAS CITY program, an international studio laboratory providing a forum for designers, artists, technologists, and policymakers to exchange ideas, identify challenges, and propose solutions to improve the quality of life in cities
Council Member / NationSwell, a community of thought-leaders, influencers, and accomplished professionals from a diverse range of fields who share a passion for social impact
Ambassador / PopTech, a global community of innovators from many different fields—science, technology, design, corporate and civic leadership, public health, social and ecological innovation, and the arts and humanities, among others—that shares insights and works together to create lasting change
Volunteer / Future of StoryTelling, a passionate community of people from the worlds of media, technology, and communications who are exploring how storytelling is evolving in the digital age
World Bank World Development Report 2016 / Enabling Digital Development: Six Digital Technologies to Watch
MIT Innovations Journal, Special Edition for Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2016 / Boosting Tech Innovation Ecosystems in Cities: A Framework for Growth and Sustainability of Urban Tech Innovation Ecosystems
World Bank / Boosting tech innovation ecosystems in cities: a framework for growth and sustainability of urban tech innovation ecosystems
World Bank / Putting More Technology in Schools to Cultivate Contemporary Skills for Lebanon’s Workforce
World Economic Forum / Building skills for tech entrepreneurs in Beirut
World Bank / How did New York City create one of the world's largest and most vibrant urban tech innovation ecosystems?
2015 Barcelona, Spain / Smart City Expo World Congress: "Boosting Tech Innovation Ecosystems in Cities"
2015 Bogota, Colombia / Colombia 3.0, Open Data Session with Ministry of ICT
2015 Medellin, Colombia / Cities for Life - Security Co-Creation Session
2015 Washington, DC / World Bank e-Institute Webinar: "Generating new employment and entrepreneurship through investing in innovation"
2015 Lisbon, Portugal / Beyond 2020: "Learning and Creativity"
2015 New York City / Columbia University Future of Urban Innovation
2015 Barcelona, Spain / Mobile World Congress/4YFN: "The City as a Digital Entrepreneurship Ecosystem - Experiences from Emerging Markets"
2014 Barcelona, Spain / Smart City Expo World Congress/CitiSense: "The Internet of Everyone"