Co-Founder and Executive Director, Fast Forward
Shannon Farley is co-founder and executive director of Fast Forward. Our biggest social problems deserve the best technology. Fast Forward builds products and programs to accelerate tech for good. Founded six years ago, Fast Forward has invested in 50 tech nonprofits that have served over 50 million people and raised over $100 million in follow-on funding.
Shannon is an experienced social entrepreneur. She was the founding executive director of Spark, the world's largest network of millennial philanthropists. Prior to joining Spark, Shannon helped start The W. Haywood Burns Institute, a MacArthur Award-winning juvenile justice reform organization. Shannon holds a BA in American Studies from Georgetown University and an MS in Gender and Social Policy from the London School of Economics.