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Tali Golan

2016 Speaker

Tali Golanis head of the TripAdvisor Charitable Foundation. From her first international flight at the age of one, Golan’s fate was to become a world traveler, connecting people and communities. Since then, she has worked her way around the globe from Laos, to Germany, to Peru, to Spain, and has lived and worked in Atlanta, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Israel, North Carolina, Bangkok and Boston, immersing herself in local and international cultures. Given her wanderlust, Golan considers it fate to be leading the TripAdvisor Charitable Foundation, the corporate philanthropic arm of the world’s largest travel site. She oversees TripAdvisor’s global philanthropic strategies and programs as well as employee volunteer initiatives throughout the company’s offices. Prior to landing in the professional travel world, she spent a number of years at Boston’s Cause Consulting, where she helped corporate clients craft social responsibility strategies, forge public and private partnerships, and develop employee volunteer and engagement programs. Golan began her career in the nonprofit and private foundation worlds, developing and promoting meaningful and empowering programs for young adults around community building, volunteerism, social activism, cross-cultural awareness and leadership development. Golan earned an M.B.A. from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a B.A. in international relations from Stanford University. @talushy @tripadvisor