Linda Calhoun is Founder and Executive Producer of Careergirls.org, a free, noncommercial, online platform which showcases video clips of diverse women role models sharing career and educational advice to inspire young girls to expand their horizons, improve their academic performance, and dream big about their futures.
The idea for Career Girls was born after Linda started working as a database consultant for international development projects for USAID and the World Bank. She has several years experience leading teams in the design and requirements of databases to support GIS for public agencies in Kansas, Connecticut and the Kyrgyz Republic. She found this work to be rewarding on many levels and wanted girls coming up behind her to know about exciting careers in tech and beyond.
In 1994, she had the honor of being a member of the United Nations Observer Mission in South Africa (UNOMSA) as an election monitor in the KwaZulu Natal Province. In addition to earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication at Boston University, she also received a certificate in International Marketing from the American University of Paris.
She is also the President, Friends of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women, Chair of the Commonwealth Club of California’s International Relations Member Led Forum, Trustee of World Affairs and Board Member for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation She and her husband Ed live in San Francisco are co-founders of EL Films production company and established, independent artists.