Paula Goldman

Senior Director, Omidyar Network

Paula Goldman is an anthropologist and social entrepreneur whose work focuses on making unorthodox ideas mainstream. She currently serves as a Senior Director at Omidyar Network where she is responsible for strategies to promote innovation in the social sector.

As Founder and Director of the Imagining Ourselves project with the International Museum of Women, her work won several major awards for the use of new media for social impact. Paula’s efforts have been profiled in global media outlets—from O, the Oprah Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle and CBS News to Times Out Bombay and the Irish Times.

Goldman holds a PhD from Harvard and a Masters Degree from Princeton, and has lived in eight countries on four continents. She has been on faculty at UC Berkeley and Mills College, where she taught courses about social entrepreneurship and international development. Her first book, Imagining Ourselves, was published in 2006.