Jeremy Heimans

Co-founder & CEO, Purpose


JEREMY HEIMANS is the co-founder and CEO of Purpose, an organization headquartered in New York that builds and supports social movements for a more open, just, and habitable world. He is the co-founder of GetUp!, an Australian political organization with more members than all of Australia's political parties combined, as well as Avaaz, the world’s largest online citizens’ movement, now with more than 47 million members worldwide. He has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business and received the Ford Foundation's 75th anniversary Visionary Award.  With Henry Timms, Jeremy is co-author of the 2018 book NEW POWER: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World--and How to Make It Work for You, praised by David Brooks, Richard Branson, Jane Goodall, Alicia Garza, Russell Brand, and more. Their thinking on “new power” was featured as the Big Idea in Harvard Business Review, as one of 2014’s top TED talks with over 1.4 million views, and by CNN as one of the Top Ten Ideas to Change the World in 2015.

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