Join us for an exclusive interview with Lara Stein, co-founder and CEO of Boma Global
South African born, Lara Stein lives and works in New York. Stein is the Co-Founder and CEO of Boma Global, a global network of local partners offering transformational learning experiences to help us be more intentional and intelligent about the future we’re creating. Prior to founding Boma, Lara was the Executive Director of Women’s March Global, where she built the Women’s March Global platform and oversaw all Women’s March initiatives outside of the US. Previously Ms. Stein was MD Global Development at Singularity University (SU), responsible for Singularity University’s global expansion and implementation of vision and strategy.
Prior to her time at SU, Lara was the founder and director of the TEDx program at the TED Conferences, creating and leading the effort to bring TED to the world by developing a program that granted free licenses to third parties to organize independent TED-like events. Stein also currently sits on the board of Equality Now, dedicated to creating a more just world for women and girls and Lalela, a non-profit dedicated to education through the arts in South Africa.
Lara’s Social media handle: @citizenstein
About Kelo Kubu – interviewer
Kelo lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is co-founder of the design and branding consultancy Gamatong Design. She is a senior TEDxAmbassador for Sub-Saharan Africa and holds the licenses for TEDxJohannesburg. She is a TED Fellow and 2018 Skoll World Forum Fellow. Kelo was Co-host of TEDGlobal 2017. She started her career as a banker with FNB, one of South Africa’s major banks. After that, she went on to study and work in Germany. On her return home, she initially focused on international development work before settling in the world of design and entrepreneurship.
She is a founding member of Mandela Poster Project, a global design initiative. She is also a trustee of Orange Corners, a Dutch-inspired incubator. Kelo holds a Degree in Finance and Business Administration, and a post-graduate Diploma in Business Administration, both from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. She is an alumnus of Singularity University, the Silicon Valley-based institution focusing on exponential technologies.