Isabelle Hau

Executive Director, Stanford Accelerator for Learning

Isabelle Hau is the executive director of the Stanford Accelerator for Learning, a Stanford-wide initiative to connect researchers across disciplines, and bridge research, practice, and policy, to bring quality, scalable and equitable learning experiences for all learners and throughout the lifespan.

Prior, she was a founding partner at Imaginable Futures, a venture of the Omidyar Group, the philanthropic investment firm of eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam. She led the U.S. education initiative, portfolio and team. Her work has directly impacted millions of learners and families.

Isabelle is a contributor to Forbes and EdSurge publications. She also writes a popular weekly newsletter Small Talks.

Isabelle was awarded the 2021 Global MindED Inclusive Leader Award in Early Childhood Education. She was honored as 100 Inspiring Women at Harvard Business School. She was also featured with Grover of Sesame Street on early childhood innovation.

Isabelle earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated from ESSEC and Sciences Po Paris.

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