Kathleen Kelly Janus

Lecturer, Stanford Program on Social Entrepreneurship and Co-Founder, Spark

Kathleen Kelly Janus focuses on social entrepreneurship, advancing human rights and elevating the status of women around the world. An attorney, she has spearheaded numerous social justice initiatives. Ms. Janus is a co-founder of Spark, a non-profit focused on building a community of young, global citizens promoting gender equality. From 2007 to 2011, Ms. Janus helped launch and direct Stanford Law School’s international human rights clinics in Namibia and South Africa, supervising Stanford students on fieldwork projects related to HIV/AIDS, water rights and rural women’s issues. Ms. Janus lectures widely on these topics and has taught courses at Berkeley Law School, Stanford University, the University of San Francisco Masters of Arts International Studies Program, Stanford Law School and Santa Clara Law School. She is a lecturer with the Stanford Program on Social Entrepreneurship and is currently writing a book highlighting lessons from successful social entrepreneurs. A graduate of Berkeley Law School, Ms. Janus also graduated with highest honors from U.C. Berkeley with degrees in Political Science and Spanish. She lives in San Francisco with her husband Ted and their baby daughter.

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