Katherine Maher

Chief Communications Officer, Wikimedia Foundation

Katherine Maher
Katherine is the Chief Communications Officer for the Wikimedia Foundation, the organization behind Wikipedia, the largest free knowledge project in human history and one of the world's most popular websites. She is an expert on the intersection of technology, human rights, democracy, and international development.

Prior to joining Wikimedia, Katherine was Advocacy Director for the international digital rights organization Access. She has worked with the World Bank, National Democratic Institute, and UNICEF on technology and programmatic innovation, and has extensive programmatic and policy experience in the United States, Europe, Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, Caribbean, Central America, and South East Asia.

Katherine is a member of the Advisory Council at the Open Technology Fund, and the board of the Youth for Technology Foundation, an organization dedicated to improving youth access to technology in the developing world. She is on the board of the London-based Project for the 21st Century (PS21), and a Security Fellow with the Truman National Security Project.


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