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Shana Dressler

Current OccupationExecutive Director

NationalityUnited States

Current LocationGreater New York City Area

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” Dr. Seuss

Shana Dressler is the Executive Director of Google's 30 Weeks, an education program for creative professionals designed by Hyper Island. It incubates the world’s most talented designers who over 30 weeks are equipped with the entrepreneurial skills, knowledge and tech know-how to create products and start impactful companies.

A deeply committed social entrepreneur, Shana is widely recognized as the first person in New York to organize rigorous educational programming for social entrepreneurs. Since 2011, when she founded the Social Innovators Collective, she has been creating and leading workshops on funding and business development at General Assembly and for conferences at Harvard, Columbia, NYU, Brown, the School of Visual Arts, RISD, and others.

Shana is an Aspen Institute Scholar, a judge for The Webby Awards and a past delegate to the UN Foundation Global Accelerator. In 2015 she was honored by the World CSR Congress as one of the 50 Most Talented Social Innovators.