Member, Board of Directors
Kristen Titus is the Founding Director of New York City's Tech Talent Pipeline, leading the Mayor's $10 million commitment to support the growth of the tech sector. Kristen is the former Executive Director of Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in technology and engineering. In its first 18 months of operation, the organization secured funding from 25 corporate and foundation partners and delivered 700% programmatic growth.
Recognizing her work in the field, Kristen was named one of TIME Magazine’s “30 People Under 30 Changing the World,” one of Forbes’ “Woman Changing the World” in 2012, and one of Elle Magazine’s “11 Women Who Might Just Change the World.” Her work in the fields of technology and philanthropy have been widely recognized; she was named one of Business Insider’s 2013 “Silicon Alley 100,” and noted as one of its “30 Most Important Women Under 30 in Tech.” In 2013, she was named an Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar.
Kristen is a former consultant to nonprofit organizations, foundations, and corporate partners working at the intersection of philanthropy and technology, and the former Managing Director of Jumo.com, the social network for the social sector from Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes. Kristen helped to launch Jumo in 2010, where she led the organization’s programming, fundraising, communications and operations; in 2011, she managed the organization’s merger with GOOD Worldwide, LLC. Prior to founding Jumo, Kristen was as a consultant to nonprofit organizations and institutions in the areas of strategic planning, management, and communications. In addition to CODE2040, Kristen sits on the Board of Refugees United and Doc2Dock, and is an Advisor at Crisis Text Line, NonprofitShare, and Techbridge.