With dual roles as Senior Director of Sustainability at Autodesk and President & CEO of the newly created Autodesk Foundation, Lynelle is committed to harnessing the power of design to create a better world. Under her leadership, Autodesk created the Sustainability Workshop, an online learning platform for teaching sustainable design that has reached over one million students worldwide, and launched two software donation programs, the Technology Impact program for nonprofit organizations, and the Clean Tech Partner Program for early-stage clean tech companies around the world. Since Lynelle joined six years ago, Autodesk has received numerous awards for effectively aligning internal business practices with the company’s commitment to creating a better world.
She brings over a decade of experience in both the nonprofit and private sectors, and has led pioneering efforts in the pursuit of enabling 7 billion people to live well and live within the limits of the planet. Lynelle believes in the power of partnership between business and civil society and has served on numerous boards. A published author and regular speaker, Lynelle has degrees from UC Berkeley, U of Michigan, and Middlebury College.
July 18, 2014
Autodesk sees design as a secret weapon that can help us figure out how we can change the future.