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Julia Cordua  

Social Entrepreneur & CEO of Thorn

Julie Cordua is the co-founder and CEO of Thorn.

Julie helped create Thorn in 2012 as an organization focused specifically on building technology to defend children from sexual abuse. Under Julie's leadership, Thorn has created products and programs that are deployed today in 30 countries, have reached more than 3 million people and have helped identify more than 30,000 victims of abuse. Thorn's work focuses on leveraging technology and insights to accelerate victim identification, disrupt environments that enable abuse and change high-risk behaviors.

Julie came to Thorn from (RED) where she was VP of Marketing/Communications and helped establish the brand as one most successful cause marketing initiatives in history, delivering more than $160 million to fight AIDS in Africa during her time there (today over half a billion has been raised).

Prior to joining (RED), Julie spent nearly a decade in the wireless industry. Julie holds a B.A. in Communications, from UCLA and an M.B.A. from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management. She is the mother of three children and resides in Southern California.

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