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Marylene Delbourg-Delphis

Marylene Delbourg-Delphis

A serial technology CEO, strategy consultant and board member, Marylene Delbourg-Delphis was one of the first European women to found (with Guy Kawasaki) a technology company in Silicon Valley.

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For 30 years, she has empowered organizations to continuously innovate as a full-time CEO (4 companies), shadow CEO, board member or advisor (over 30 companies), and has negotiated several acquisitions. She currently serves on the board of several companies and is a member of the National Council of the University Musical Society (UMS) of the University of Michigan. In 2018, she was awarded the French Legion of Honor, the highest order of merit for military and civil accomplishments.

A graduate of l’Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, France, she holds a Doctorate in Philosophy and minors in Formal Logic and History of Sciences. She studied under the tutelage of French Academician & Stanford Professor, Michel Serres. Before she became a tech entrepreneur, she taught philosophy, was a journalist and wrote several books on fashion and fragrances (in French). She recently published a new book (in English): Everybody Wants to Love Their Job—Rebuilding Trust and Culture.

She curates content about Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Human Resources and is working on her next book about innovation. She raised her daughter, Sophie Delphis, an opera singer, as a single mother. She shares her time between Menlo Park, CA and New York City.

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