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Kathleen Hebert

Board member E8 and CETI, former executive Microsoft, consultant Boston Consulting Group

Kathleen Hebert left her position as Vice President at Microsoft in 2003 to devote her efforts to environmental issues.  She has been an active partner in Social Venture Partners, working on grant committees, the Advocacy and Policy Committee, and as a Lead Partner.  In 2015, she was a Northwest Conservation Philanthropy Fellow with a focus on Water Sustainability.  She serves on the boards of The Nature Conservancy of Washington and the Clean Energy Transition Institute.  Kathleen is a member of E8, an organization of early stage investors who share a mission to accelerate the transition to a clean economy through supporting new innovation, where she has served on the Screening Committee since 2017 and joined the board in 2020.  


Kathleen was with Microsoft from 1988 to 2003, where she progressed through various roles from marketing and strategic planning to Vice President of software divisions. During her tenure in Microsoft Office, she was part of the leadership team that grew the Office product line from $100M to a business of over $5B in revenues. Prior to Microsoft, Kathleen was a strategy consultant with The Boston Consulting Group, working with a number of Fortune 500 businesses including machine tool robotics and construction materials.  Born in a Midwest farming family, Kathleen received a B.A. in Mathematics from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

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