Nancy Lublin

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Nancy Lublin
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Lublin in 2010
Born (1971-06-30) June 30, 1971 (age 45)
Residence New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Brown University (1993)
Occupation CEO of Crisis Text Line
Known for Creator of Dress for Success, Former CEO of Do Something Inc.

Nancy Lublin (born June 30, 1971)[1] is the CEO of Crisis Text Line and was the creator of Dress for Success. She also served as the CEO of Do Something Inc., a company that attempts to mobilize youth to participate in social change, from 2003 to 2015.[2][3]

Early life and education[edit]

Lublin attended the Kingswood-Oxford School in West Hartford, Connecticut, before graduating from Brown University in 1993, Oxford University (where she was a Marshall Scholar), and New York University School of Law.


In 1995, Lublin founded the organization Dress for Success. It provides women with interview suits and career development training in more than 114 cities in 12 countries.[4]

From August 2003 to October 2015, Lublin oversaw the growth of Do Something and led the effort to begin awarding more grant money to younger candidates seeking social change. The not-for-profit company has seen a significant revival, primarily in its use of online marketing and social campaigns.

In 2013, while still CEO of, Lublin turned her popular TED talk into her third company, Crisis Text Line (CTL). CTL is the first 24/7, free, nationwide text line for teens.[2]

Lublin wrote a monthly column in Fast Company entitled "Do Something".[5] She was also a featured speaker at the TED conference.[6]

Published works[edit]

Lublin's Zilch: The Power of Zero in Business was released on June 23, 2010.[7] She has also published "Do Something!: A Handbook for Young Activists".[8] and "Pandora's Box: Feminism Confronts Reproductive Technology".[9] Lublin's latest book will be released Fall 2014 and is titled "The XYZ Factor: The Guide to Creating a Culture of Impact".[10]

Awards and honors[edit]

Lublin was named Fortune’s “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” (2014) and Marie Claire's "20 Women Changing the World" (2014). She is a Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute (2013) and was selected as one of Schwab's Social Entrepreneurs of the Year (2014). Lublin was also named to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders (2007), one of Glamour magazine’s Women of Worth (2006), received Fast Company's Fast 50 Award (2002), and was named the NYC Women’s Commission Woman of the Year (2000).

Personal life[edit]

Lublin is married to Jason Diaz and they have two children; the family lives in New York City.


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