Janeen Uzzell
Chief Operating Officer, Wikimedia Foundation
"Do or do not. There is no try." -Yoda
Janeen Uzzell

About me

I have nearly two decades of experience implementing the design and use of technology to drive impact on global outcomes. I am a people developer, transformational leader, storyteller, engineer and self-proclaimed “global citizen” — with a passion for incubation and impact. I am on a mission to use my influence and voice to lead purpose-driven work that changes lives, communities and the world. I have an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

My work

I was most recently the head of Women in Technology for GE, where I worked with GE's global CEOs to revise practices across our workforce of 300,000 employees, increasing the number of women in technology roles. Previously, I was GE's Global Director of External Affairs and Technology Programs, and prior to that, I spent 5 years as Director of Healthcare Programs for GE Africa, based in Accra, Ghana. I've also served as the Director of Global Healthcare Programs, Director of Healthcare Disparity Programs, and Director of Service Operations for GE.

Disclaimer: I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I try to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

Contact me

janeen@wikimedia.org