Serial entrepreneur Dr. Anousheh Ansari is the Co-founder, Chairwoman and CEO of Prodea Systems. She is an active proponent of world-changing technologies and social entrepreneurship. Passionate about space adventure, she is the first female private space explorer. A known leader in the corporate world, Telecom Technologies under her leadership earned recognition as one of Inc. Magazine's 500 Fastest-Growing Companies and Deloitte & Touche's Fast 500 Technology Companies.
A recipient of multiple global honors, Anousheh is currently working to enable social entrepreneurs with organizations such as ASHOKA. With bachelors in Electronics and Computer Engineering from George Mason University, and a master's degree in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University, she is currently working for a master's degree in Astronomy from Swinburne University.