Kathleen Hebert left her position of Vice President at Microsoft in 2003 to devote her efforts to philanthropic goals. From 2003 to 2013, she contributed to Early Learning initiatives in Washington state and nationally. She was on the board of Talaris Institute for Early Learning as well as a member of Washington State’s Early Learning Action Alliance (ELAA). She worked in various roles as a partner of Social Venture Partners, including serving on grant committees, as a member of the Advocacy and Policy Committee, and as the Lead Partner for Child Care Resources. Since 2014, she has devoted her efforts to environmental issues, serving as a Trustee at The Nature Conservancy and as a 2015 Northwest Conservation Fellow focusing on sustainable cities.
Kathleen holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. Prior to working at Microsoft, she was a strategic consultant with The Boston Consulting Group. She worked at Microsoft from 1988 until 2003 where she served in various capacities from marketing and strategic planning to Vice President of software divisions. During her tenure in Microsoft Office, Kathleen was part of the leadership team that grew the Office product line from $100M to a business of over $5B in revenues. She spends her free time exploring Washington and the rest of the world with her twin daughters and her husband.