Isabelle C. Hau

ISABELLE C. HAU has devoted her professional life to understanding, researching, innovating, and building a bright future of learning where all children thrive.

She is the inaugural executive director of the Stanford Accelerator for Learning, a Stanford-wide initiative to connect researchers across disciplines, and bridge research, practice, and policy, to bring quality, scalable and equitable learning experiences for all learners and throughout the lifespan. Prior, she was a founding partner at Imaginable Futures, a venture of the Omidyar Group, the philanthropic investment firm of eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam. Her work has directly impacted millions of learners and families.

Isabelle has held numerous governance roles, and currently serves as director on the boards of EDC, Sonen, and ThinkEqual. Isabelle is also a contributor to Forbes and EdSurge, and writes a popular weekly newsletter Small Talks. Isabelle was awarded the 2021 Global MindED Inclusive Leader Award in Early Childhood Education. She was honored as 100 Inspiring Women at Harvard Business School. She co-starred with Grover of Sesame Street on early childhood innovation.