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Since August 2003, CEO and Chief Old Person Nancy Lublin has overseen the website dedicated to youth volunteering and activism Do Something's growth and led the effort to begin awarding more grant money to young people who want to make a difference. She turned the organization from a debt-ridden, “old school” not-for-profit with offices in multiple cities nationwide, to a fast-moving Internet company capturing the attention of a generation of do-ers.
Armed with a $5,000 inheritance from her immigrant great grandfather at the age of 23, Nancy founded the organization Dress for Success, which to this day provides women with interview suits, career development training, and boosts in their self-confidence in more than 70 cities in four countries.
Nancy was named to the World Economic Forum’s 100 Most Influential Young leaders (2007), one of Glamour Magazine’s Women of Worth (2006), received Fast Company’s Fast 50 Award (2002), and was named the NYC Women’s Commission Woman of the Year (2000).
Nancy graduated from Brown University, Oxford University (where she was a Marshall Scholar), and New York University School of Law. She is married Jason Diaz and they have a young daughter named Sydney. Nancy writes a monthly column in Fast Company magazine entitled "Do Something" and her new book Zilch: The Power of Zero in Business is now available.
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