hive was founded by:
Jenifer Willig, CEO
Jenifer specializes in business strategy, marketing and communications with a focus on creating, developing and helping grow companies and social enterprises. Prior to hive, Jenifer co-founded motive, a social innovation company with Katie Harrison. Jenifer is also the co-founder of social enterprise WHOLE WORLD Water and was formerly CEO/CMO at the (RED) organization and Managing Director at M&C Saatchi, NY.
Katie specializes in business and brand strategy, marketing and advertising with a focus on driving progress on social issues. Previously Katie co-founded motive, a social innovation company with Jenifer Willig. Formerly Head of Strategy at creative agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty NY, Katie has over 18 years of global advertising/brand experience with organizations such as Unilever, Sony, Levi’s and BBC Worldwide.
Sheila specializes in generating big ideas to effect social change. She’s an expert in brand strategy, creative marketing and communications. She launched the (RED) organization, founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver, to fight AIDS in Africa by mobilizing private sector resources for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria where she remains a creative consultant. Before that, she was a rock and roll manager and Managing Director of Principle Management where her clients included U2 and PJ Harvey.
Erin specializes in the nexus between policy and public engagement with a special focus on global health, women and girls and international development. Prior, Erin co-founded Every Mother Counts (EMC), alongside Christy Turlington Burns and served as its founding Executive Director until 2015. Erin formerly spent eight years as the founding Global Policy Director of DATA, later the ONE campaign.
The hive collective is a brain trust of leading experts across multiple fields. Together, we are able to get to smart ideas fast.
hive is a global, diverse team dedicated to making the world a better place from New York to Nairobi and beyond.
Josephine MachariaProject Manager, Nairobi