Kate Roberts

Kate Roberts is the co-founder of Maverick Collective and senior vice president of corporate partnerships and philanthropy at Population Services International (PSI). She has designed and led several highly successful public health initiatives, including YouthAIDS and Five & Alive, to increase public awareness around HIV and prevent the spread of the disease among young people. Before PSI, Kate co-founded and served as managing director of the promotion agency “141” in Eastern Europe, part of the Bates, Saatchi & Saatchi advertising network. In 2007, Kate was honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (WEF), where she serves on the Global Health Advisory Board and is the founding curator of WEF Global Shapers. She was also featured as a CNN Hero and received the Jack Valenti AIDS outstanding achievement award. In 2009, Vogue named her as one of its 100 women. In 2016, Foreign Policy Magazine named Kate and Maverick Collective co-founder, HRH The Crown Princess of Norway, as two of the top 100 global thinkers. Kate is an adjunct professor on social entrepreneurship at George Washington University and an invited speaker at Aspen Ideas Festival, Davos, Wharton Business School, Columbia University, and Harvard Business School.