“As the Mom of five boys, some days I feel really old, and other days I feel young.”Denelle Dixon
Denelle Dixon, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Stellar Development Foundation, shared the story behind her title with us on Saturday, May 1st and Sunday, May 2nd, 2021.
The Stellar Development Foundation is a non-profit organization using blockchain to unlock the world’s economic potential by making money more fluid, markets more open, and people more empowered.
Before joining Stellar, Dixon served as COO of Mozilla, one of the most successful mission-driven open-source organizations. During her tenure at Mozilla, she led the organization’s business, revenue and policy teams including the ongoing fight for Net Neutrality and the global effort to ensure that people can control their personal data. She also pushed Mozilla to understand how to partner with commercial entities while staying true to its core mission of openness, innovation, and opportunity on the web. A lawyer by trade, Denelle previously served as a general counsel and legal advisor in private equity and technology.
Throughout her career, Denelle has been a vocal advocate for net neutrality, encryption, the disclosure of vulnerabilities by governments, and greater user choice and control.
In society today, particularly in the U.S., there are endless conversations around race, prejudice and inequality. For someone like Robin, who in her own words grew up privileged and white, she has a unique perspective because she experienced living in two worlds-one as a minority and one where all her peers looked the same. Robin’s integrity and life experience has led her to walk the walk and purposefully contribute in areas that defend the rights of all people.