|Alma mater||Brown University '91|
|Employer||United States Department of Education|
Lisa Gelobter (born 1971) is a computer scientist, technologist and chief executive. Lisa has siblings as well. She is the Chief Digital Service Officer for the United States Department of Education.
Education and early career
Gelobter is the First African American woman to develop several internet technologies, including Shockwave Flash, Animated GIFs, Brightcove, Joost and The Feedroom. Gelobter was a member of senior management for the launch of Hulu.Gelobter served as Vice President of the Black Entertainment Television networks (BET). She plays a major role in the publications of online videos. Lisa has been working in the digital space for over 20 years, combining strategy, operations and technology.  Lisa Gelobter is a computer science guru, founder and CEO of tEQuitable, “a 3rd-party, tech-enabled Ombuds platform; a confidential sounding board for employees to address issues of bias, discrimination and harassment, and for companies to make workplaces more inclusive.” With 25 years in the industry and products that have been used by billions of people, Lisa has a deep and proven track record in software.
She served as Chief Digital Service Officer for the United States Department of Education during the Presidency of Barack Obama. She led the team that build the United States Department of Education College Scorecard, which helped college students make sensible choices about college investments. She became interested in how technology to power social impact. She joined the advisory board of Bridge Foundry.
In 2015 she was selected by Minority Media & Telecom Council as Geek of the Week. In 2016 Gelobter founded tEquitable, an independent, confidential platform to address issues of bias, discrimination and harassment in the workplace. She raised more than $ 2 million for the platform. It allows employees to discuss complaints, providing detailed reports to employers alongside recommendations for how to overcome a challenging office culture.
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