Lila put together a bootstrapping, volunteer team that together donated over $50K of in-kind services to launch Connecther.org, a global communication and crowd-funding platform focused on advancing women and girls globally. Connecther provides a diverse communication platform, including the Girls Impact the World Film Festival, to spotlight critical issues facing women and girls throughout the world, and a robust, user friendly process for fundraising and matching donors to high-impact partner projects.
Prior to that, Lila worked for FLOW, a nonprofit which advocates Conscious Capitalism. During her time at FLOW, she worked in the area of community outreach.
Growing up in an entrepreneurial family led to Lila co-founding her first company in 2004, a t-shirt company which advocated for social justice.
Lila was born and grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and graduated from the University of Iowa. She has traveled extensively in the Middle East, South America, Africa and Europe -- living in Cairo, Egypt for one year. She currently lives in Austin, TX with her husband and three kids. Her oldest son attends Harvard where he was recruited to play football.