Turning a Moment to a Movement: Mining lessons from 100Kin10 on collective activism and STEM education
Talia Milgrom-Elcott is recognized for her innovative approach to tackling large, systemic challenges. At 100Kin10, she’s creating a new model for networked, nimble, and iterative collaboration that’s relentlessly focused on identifying—and solving—some of our most intractable social challenges. Under her leadership, what began as a call in President Obama’s 2011 State of the Union address for 100,000 excellent STEM teachers in 10 years is becoming a reality, with more than 250 leading organizations from across sectors coming together in an unprecedented movement to train and retain 100,000 excellent STEM teachers by 2021. Talia is a frequent public speaker and moderator, focusing on social innovation, science and technology, education, philanthropy, and the tenuous balancing act that is running a start-up, being a mother, and trying to have a life. Over the past several years, she’s led sessions or been a featured speaker at the White House, SXSW, Business Innovation Factory, the Philanthropy Roundtable, Scientific American, US News STEM Solutions, the National Institutes of Health, the Yale School of Management, and the Social Impact Exchange’s Conference on Scaling Impact, among others. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and three little kids. She used to read lots of books and magazines, run, practice yoga, and sit in cafes reading the Sunday Times. Now she plays with Legos, magnetiles, and “stuffies” and reads books with pictures, a great tradeoff, all things considered.