Want to exponentially grow the social impact of your work, time, or money?

Ann Mei Chang brings the best practices for innovation from the heart of Silicon Valley to the purpose of social good. Lean Impact offers bold ideas for tackling the toughest problems facing people and the planet.

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Ann Mei shines a light on our need for better solutions that can reach far greater scale... It will change the way you think about social impact.

— Henrietta Holsman Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF

Run, don’t walk to buy this book if you are interested in innovation or simply in finding solutions to our world’s current problems. Lean Impact is smart and thoughtful, a mix of head and heart, practical and yet full of hope.  Ann Mei Chang’s wisdom will provide a useful guide for how to think and more important, how to act.

— Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO, Acumen

Lean Impact will help all of us make the world a better place through careful listening, rigorous experimentation, and constant improvement.

— Eric Schmidt, former Executive Chairman, Alphabet

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About Ann Mei Chang

Ann Mei is a leading advocate for social innovation and the former Chief Innovation Officer at USAID. She draws on her rare experience as an executive across the tech industry, nonprofits, and the U.S. government to offer a unique perspective on tackling the most pressing social challenges of our times.

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Ann Mei is frequently sought out for keynotes, workshop, and consulting on social innovation. She is available both for media commentary, consulting, and live speaking appearances.

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Ann Mei Chang is the Executive Director for Lean Impact at Lean Startup Co. Offerings include conferences, events, workshops, consulting services, and online resources.

Born from the global movement spawned by author Eric Ries’ books, Lean Startup Co. is a central hub for learning advanced management practices that transform culture, drive long-term growth, and connect you with innovation experts.

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