Innovator Talk

Innovator Talk with
Wes Moore 

In this Innovator Talk, we’ll hear from Wes Moore, a bestselling author, a combat veteran, a social entrepreneur and the CEO of Robin Hood, one of the largest anti-poverty forces in the nation.

In his first book, “The Other Wes Moore,” a perennial New York Times bestseller, he captured the nation’s attention on the fine line between success and failure in our communities and in ourselves. He grew up in Baltimore and the Bronx, where he was raised by a single mom. Despite childhood challenges, he graduated Phi Theta Kappa from Valley Forge Military College in 1998 and Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University in 2001, before earning an MLitt in International Relations from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar in 2004. Wes served as a captain and paratrooper with the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne, including a combat deployment to Afghanistan. He later served as a White House Fellow to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Before becoming CEO at Robin Hood, Wes was the founder and CEO at BridgeEdU, an innovative tech platform addressing the college completion and job placement crisis. BridgeEdU reinvents freshman year for underserved students. Wes remains chairman of the board of directors at BridgeEDU.



A New Strategic Vision for Robin Hood
Robin Hood CEO Wes Moore: “We Need a Battle Plan for Poverty” (CNN)
The Improbable Life of Wes Moore (People)