Nancy Lublin
Social Entrepreneur

Founder and CEO of Crisis Text Line, social entrepreneur Nancy Lublin harnesses people, technology, and data to change the world. While many operate in traditional models of outreach and management, Lublin breaks them. She turns her new and effective solutions into some of today’s most innovative and disruptive nonprofits and social movements, which is why Fortunenamed her one of the "World's 50 Greatest Leaders.” 

During her 2013 TED Talk, Lublin launched Crisis Text Line, the world’s first 24/7, free, text message-based support service for people facing a range of issues, from depression and substance abuse to eating disorders and physical abuse. With over 64 million text messages processed, Lublin expanded Crisis Text Line nationally, allowing people to text in and get help. Using this data, Lublin launched a separate initiative called Crisis Trends to track when and where issues occur.

At 23, Lublin turned a $5,000 inheritance into Dress for Success, a global nonprofit, helping more than one million women in 30 countries achieve economic independence.

Author of the bestseller Zilch: The Power of Zero in Business, Lublin has been featured on Oprah60 MinutesCNN, and in The New York TimesWall Street Journal, and The Economist.