Molly Kinder is a senior advisor on Work, Workers and Technology as well as the New America National Network. She is also a fellow at Georgetown University's Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation and adjunct faculty at Georgetown's McCourt School of Public Policy, where she is teaching a graduate seminar on the social, economic and policy implications of AI. Kinder is leading human-centered research on workers' perspective on automation and their motivations and constraints to skills and opportunity.
Kinder has more than 15 years of experience in innovation, policy, economic development, research, and impact investing. Previously, Kinder was co-founder and vice president of a $200 million social impact fund. She served in the Obama administration as director in a new innovation program and was a policy director at the ONE campaign. She directed a Pakistan initiative at the Center for Global Development and co-authored the center's best-selling book, Millions Saved: Proven Successes in Global Health, which is required reading in more than 60 universities. Kinder worked overseas in Liberia in the government of Africa's first female president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and in India and Pakistan with the World Bank. Kinder served as a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Truman Security Fellow, and was ranked "Top 99 under 33" in foreign policy. Her media appearances include CNN, NPR, Al Jazeera, Voice of America, USA Today, Time Magazine and the Boston Globe. Kinder is an alum of the University of Notre Dame and has a master's degree from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.