Amanda Edelman is a 2022 Atlantic Council Millennium Leadership fellow and chief operating officer of Edelman’s Gen Z Lab, a recently launched offering that lends expertise to and counsels clients looking to effectively engage Gen Z. Within Edelman, the world’s largest independent communications agency, the Gen Z Lab draws upon a hub of data-driven insights and a roster of internal and external advisers to harness the generation’s perspective and ambitions to solve issues such as diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and climate change, and align with brands to become catalysts for change.
She also serves as associate director of the brand practice and contributes to strategic initiatives inside of Edelman, such as Edelman’s climate working group. She has worked with organizations across corporate affairs; brand; purpose; and environmental, social, and governance sectors in London, New York City, and Washington, DC.
Her prior work includes Pursuit, a social enterprise focused on increasing inclusion within the tech sector; Grameen America, a microfinance nonprofit that provides small business loans to underserved women in the United States; and the Boston Consulting Group.
She sits on Rockefeller Capital Management’s Next Generation Advisory Council, advising the organization on next generation cultural and financial trends. She also serves as a member of NEXUS Impact, a hub of social innovators, as well as Leadership Now, a community of business professionals dedicated to preserving the future of democracy in the United States. She graduated from Stanford University and Harvard Business School.