As Director of Strategic Initiatives, Paula Kravitz manages strategic, global partnerships focused on accelerating impact of social entrepreneurs worldwide. In her previous role at Skoll, she was the Director and Curator for the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship where she created opportunities for social innovators to connect with each other and with partners in business, government and civil society.
Before joining Skoll in 2007, Paula consulted with Fortune 500 companies on strategy, brand and communications. She co-owned Blaney/Kravitz Strategic Communications serving tech clients in the Silicon Valley, and was a Senior Brand Strategist and Client Partner with Razorfish in San Francisco, where she led development of online brand and marketing strategies. Prior to her agency experience, Paula worked in healthcare diagnostics, where she was responsible for developing distribution channels in the United States, Latin America and Europe.
Paula’s film and media background includes the development of award-winning print, multimedia and video initiatives. She worked with Women’s Educational Media, a social issue documentary production and distribution organization based in San Francisco, where she partnered with an Academy Award-nominated team in producing three mini-documentaries on the history of nursing, women’s organizing and the rise of nursing political power in California.
Paula holds a Bachelor of Science in International Marketing from San Francisco State University. She studied painting and multimedia at the San Francisco Art Institute, and is an avid fan of bluegrass music.