Kate Williams is CEO of 1% for the Planet, a global movement that inspires action and commitment so that our planet and future generations thrive. Kate joined the 1% for the Planet team in 2014 and stepped into her role as CEO in May 2015 with a strong leadership track record, including roles as Board Chair of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), as Executive Director of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, as founder of an agricultural business, and as an elected political official. She brings a deep passion for the power of collective action to all she does.
As CEO, Kate has led significant growth in 1% for the Planet’s scale and impact, guiding deep work on best practices for implementing high-impact giving strategies, growing a global brand, and operating as a highly effective and innovative enterprise.
Kate earned a BA at Princeton University and an MS at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and has served on a variety of nonprofit boards throughout her career. She is a trail runner, active dog walker and kitchen gardener. Kate lives in Vermont with her husband and two children.