Traci Fenton is the Founder + CEO of WorldBlu, which champions the growth of democratic organizations worldwide. As a leading expert in organizational democracy, she is recognized as one of the business thought-leaders of her generation as well as of the next generation of business.
Traci has spent over a decade pioneering methods and tools for designing and building democratic companies, including the WorldBlu Democratic Design Systemâ„¢. Traciâ€™s unique vision has created events like WorldBlu LIVE, a first-of-its kind conference on organizational democracy attended by hundreds of business thought-leaders from around the world. Traci also pioneered the groundbreaking WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplacesâ„¢, an annual listing of the most democratic organizations in the world.
Drawing from over a decade of original research and hundreds of conversations with business executives and leading practitioners about how freedom, rather than fear and control, can be practiced within a business environment, Traci is currently working on a book highlighting innovative case studies in organizational democracy. She has been published in the Christian Science Monitor newspaper and has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, The New York Times, Fortune Small Business, the BBC as well as dozens of other magazines, online journals, radio shows and blogs.
Traci frequently addresses audiences on organizational democracy and freedom-centered leadership and has shared her message with individuals from over 100 countries and with organizations such as Yahoo!, Fox Interactive Media, the CIA and Harvard University.
Previously in her career she worked in public relations and advertising for a Fortune 500 company, was a social venture capitalist for the NASDAQ Stock Marketâ€™s multi-million dollar educational foundation, and was a social entrepreneurial consultant for a national non-profit organization.
Traci has traveled throughout Southeast Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, North America, and Europe. She earned a BA in global studies and entrepreneurship from Principia College and a masterâ€™s degree in international development from American Universityâ€™s School of International Service in Washington, DC. In her free time Traci loves traveling, learning how to play the cello, running, yoga, spending time outdoors, and writing poetry.