The What Matters to Me and Why series encourages reflection within the Stanford community on matters of personal values, beliefs, and motivations in order to better understand the lives and inspirations of those who shape the University.
All are welcome. Feel free to bring your lunch.
Srinija Srinivasan '93, Co-founder of Loove and Vice-Chair of the Stanford Board of Trustees
Srinija Srinivasan is Co-founder of Loove, a developing music venture designed to demonstrate how commerce and technology can be guided by artistic values rather than letting our culture be led by market values. An accidental tech exec, Srinija joined Yahoo! in 1995 as one of their first five employees and self-titled Ontological Yahoo. With a background in AI beginning with her BS at Stanford in Symbolic Systems, Srinija's work at Yahoo! centered on the human experience, starting with the categorization system of the Yahoo! Directory and rapidly expanding into leading editorial and policy issues globally. She served as Yahoo!'s Vice President, Editor-in-Chief until stepping down in 2010. During that time she also chaired the board of non-profit SFJAZZ, and these experiences together forged her determination to co-found Loove.
At Stanford, Srinija serves as a Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees and as a member of the Humanities & Sciences Council, the Stanford Live Advisory Council, and the HAI Advisory Council. She's a board member of the On Being Project, she recently concluded participation in the US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty, and she's a member of the 2000 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute. She lives bicoastally between Palo Alto, CA and Brooklyn, NY.