Elise is a social entrepreneur, activist, sustainability advocate and currently the Global head of the social impact group for the Chicago-based global IT company, ThoughtWorks. Elise also leads the North American social impact practice which provides innovative tech strategy consulting and custom software development to non-profit and social enterprise clients. www.thoughtworks.com/social-impact
Before joining ThoughtWorks, Elise founded and directed Rebuilding Exchange, a social enterprise affiliate organization of the Delta Institute. http://www.rebuildingexchange.org
Elise is a founding member of the Illinois Task Force on Social Innovation and a Chicago Community Trust Leadership Fellow. She received Chicago Magazine's 2012 Green Entrepreneur of the Year Award and is a TEDx speaker.