As Senior Vice President of Social Impact at 21st Century Fox, Liba Wenig Rubenstein leads the global media juggernaut's philanthropic partnerships and investments, volunteer and community engagement efforts, sustainability strategy across operations and production, and campaigns that leverage and amplify 21CF's powerful storytelling - like Hidden Figures, Battle of the Sexes, Before the Flood, He Named Me Malala, X-Files, and Empire - for social good. Liba spent most of her career at pioneering tech companies MySpace and Tumblr, founding and spearheading the platforms' social impact and public affairs programs, including first-of-their-kind, award-winning, and policy-changing initiatives around issues ranging from net neutrality and voter registration to mental/emotional health, college access and affordability, and climate change. She has served as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Sustainable Consumption, board chair of the premier youth vote organization The Alliance for Youth Organizing (formerly the Bus Federation), mentor at startup accelerator Launchpad LA, and advisor to non-profits Vote.org, Civic Nation, Why Tuesday? and Invisible Children. A born and bred Brooklynite, Liba graduated cum laude from Yale University and reluctantly found her way to Los Angeles where she now proudly resides with her writer/producer husband and their toddler.
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