Anu Jain is an entrepreneur and philanthropist driven to make a positive impact in the world. She is passionate about empowering girls and women.
Jain is President of the Anu Jain Family Foundation and the Founder of the Anu and Naveen Jain Women’s Safety XPRIZE. She helped launch the $1 million XPRIZE competition to incentivize innovators to design a technology-based solution that sets a new safety standard for women. The winning technology solution will autonomously and inconspicuously trigger an emergency alert while transmitting information to a network of community responders, all within 90 seconds and for less than US $40 per device. 85 teams globally have registered to compete.
Jain is on the UC San Diego Health Board of Advisors and their Science, Technology, and Global Initiatives Committee. She is a trustee of the board at the XPRIZE Foundation, an organization focused on using exponential technology to solve the grand challenges of humanity. She is also a founding member of the investing circle and advisory council member of the UN Foundation’s Girl Up Campaign that specifically focuses on empowering adolescent girls in the US and around the world, as well as focusing on STEM programs. Additionally, Jain is a board member of Bellevue LifeSpring, a local Bellevue organization focused on helping children to foster stability and self-sufficiency, and is a member of Women Moving Millions.
Jain holds a B.A. in Business Administration and Economics from SUNY, Stony Brook, NY, and an M.B.A. from Rutgers University in New Jersey. She grew up in Jerusalem and lived in many different countries as a UN child. Jain and her husband have three children who are all entrepreneurs and actively involved in positively impacting the world.