Jean Case
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Jean Case

Chairman of the National Geographic Society, CEO of the Case Foundation and author. Jean Case is a philanthropist, investor, Internet and impact investing pioneer who advocates for the importance of embracing a more fearless approach to innovate and bring about transformational breakthroughs.

Chairman of the National Geographic Society, CEO of the Case Foundation

Expertise In:

  • Corporate Culture
  • Innovation
  • Women in Leadership
  • Inspiring Lives
  • Overcoming Obstacles and Challenges

Audience & Industry

  • Associations
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Corporations
  • Senior Management Groups
  • The Technology Industry

When Jean Case, Chairman of the National Geographic Society and CEO of the Case Foundation, set out to investigate the core qualities of great changemakers, past and present, she found five surprising traits they all had in common. They weren’t wealth, privilege, or even genius. It was that all of these exceptional men and women chose to make a “big bet,” take bold risks, learn from their failures, reach beyond their bubbles, and let urgency conquer fear.

Weaving together real-world stories from dozens of ordinary people who ended up doing extraordinary things with practical tips, and inspiration, Jean will bring these lessons to life and inspire audiences to break out of the status quo and Be Fearless in their work, lives and communities.

Jean has spoken about the Be Fearless principles at Coca-Cola Company, the Forbes Under 30 Summit, SXSW, the Aspen Ideas Festival and numerous businesses, non-profits, universities and conferences. Her Be Fearless insights have been praised by visionaries like Melinda Gates, Adam Grant, Mellody Hobson, Eric Schmidt, Tory Burch, Brad Feld, Warby Parker’s Neil Blumenthal and many more. Jean’s message resonates with people from all ages and walks of life, driving them to embrace the Be Fearless principles and igniting the inspiration needed to make transformational changes in our world.

Her leadership as a philanthropist and investor have been praised and profiled in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNBC, Washington Post, Forbes Magazine, Fast Company, and Fortune Magazine, with appearances on networks like CNN, CNBC and Bloomberg.

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Be Fearless: Five Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose

When Jean Case, Chairman of the National Geographic Society and CEO of the Case Foundation, set out to investigate the core qualities of great changemakers, past and present, she found five surprising traits they all had in common. They weren’t wealth, privilege, or even genius. It was that all of these exceptional men and women chose to make a “big bet,” take bold risks, learn from their failures, reach beyond their bubbles, and let urgency conquer fear.

Jean Case’s call to action to aspiring changemakers is to Be Fearless as she provides the audience a clear roadmap for individuals and organizations to ignite change at work, in life and in communities. In her talks, Case shares her own transformational life experiences and profiles dozens of ordinary people who ended up doing extraordinary things and whose lives serve as beacons of fearlessness, innovation, and purpose. Weaving together storytelling, practical tips, and inspiration, Case will teach you how to put the five fearless principles to work in your own life or organizations so that you, too, can change the world.

Whether you’re working at a startup, leading a corporate board, finding yourself at a personal crossroads, part of an established organization or looking for inspiration to make an audacious change, Jean Case inspires all to take risks we usually wouldn’t, conquer the fears that get in our way and lead a fulfilling life of clear purpose and maximum impact.

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