Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown serves as advisor board member and development adviser for the Digital Citizen Fund.
Elizabeth, began her career introducing leading international brands, like Sony Ericsson, into the North American market. She co-founded Studioe9 in 2004, which functioned as an independent digital laboratory servicing global advertising agencies including IRIS Nation and TBA Global.At StudioE9, Elizabeth emerged as the driving force behind the creation of some of the first public/private partnerships of their kind, such as Choose Haiti and Maiden Nation. Her efforts focused on job creation for women in developing countries through ethical fashion. These initiatives have been featured in Fast Company, Time, Glamour Magazine, BBC, CNN and Mashable. In the summer 2013, Elizabeth co-founded Uncommon Union and rapidly built a network of visionary partnerships bringing together celebrities, governments, businesses, and non-profits. Ancillary to her running of Uncommon Union, Elizabeth has advised the United Nations on public/private partnerships.
Elizabeth also writes often on the subject of women’s empowerment. Her articles focus on entrepreneurship, ethical fashion, and digital education for women and girls in the developing world. Her work has been published in The Guardian, Salon Magazine, Forbes Women, Entrepreneur Magazine, Huffington Post, Ryot News and Fast Company.