Full Name
Adene Sacks
Job Title
With/In Collaborative
Speaker Bio

Adene Sacks is a philanthropic advisor and social systems strategist who works alongside visionary leaders and communities to re-imagine and re-design communal systems. Her favorite days at work involve thinking expansively with multi sector teams, foundations and organizations through the lens of network strategy, human-centered design and systems thinking to build our collective capacity to create a more just world. There is usually chocolate involved. 

She happily wears many hats. She is the co-founder of the With/in Collaborative; and program director to the New Leadership Network.  Over the last few years, Adene has been embedded with the Organizational Effectiveness team at the Packard Foundation; stewarded the Hawaii Community Foundation’s Network of Network Leaders; and served as senior advisor to both DataKind and the Fellows Program at Stanford’s d.school. In a previous life, Adene served as the first senior program officer at Jim Joseph Foundation and the founding US director of the Israel Venture Network. 

Adene’s writing focuses on what impacts our ability to repair our world.  In 2019, she co-authored Leading Systems Change, the story of how two communities in California’s Central Valley worked across sectors, race, and entrenched communal norms to design a better future for all who live there.

Adene Sacks