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Jean Oelwang

Plus Wonder

As the President and founding CEO of Virgin Unite and the co-founder of Plus Wonder, Jean Oelwang has spent over 15 years working with the likes of Archbishop Desmond and Leah Tutu, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, and Ben and Jerry, to name a few. This set her on a journey to interview sixty of the greatest partnerships and collaborations of our time to learn how to nurture deep connections in our lives.

She is a Collaboration Architect, working with partners to lead the start-up of several global collectives, including The Elders, The B Team, The Carbon War Room (now successfully merged with RMI), Ocean Unite, The Caribbean Climate Smart Accelerator, and 100% Human at Work.

Before Virgin Unite and Plus Wonder, Jean spent 18 years working in six continents to help start and lead mobile phone companies. She also worked for the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife in Australia and was a VISTA volunteer in the US where she partnered with homeless teens.

Jean holds several advisory board roles, including The Elders, Vintro, Vatican Humanity 2.0, and the Sara Blakely Foundation. She is on the boards of RMI, The Caribbean Climate Smart Accelerator, AID Live, Unite BVI Foundation, The B Team, Penn State Board of Visitors, and Just Capital. She is honoured to be a B Team leader. Jean has been on the TED and TEDx stages.

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Events featuring Jean Oelwang
Events featuring Jean Oelwang