Filderman, Leetha

Leetha Filderman

is a strategist and NGO leader intrigued by the power of collaboration as a tool for social progress. She has expertise in the fields of social innovation, public health and social justice. She currently serves as the president of the PopTech Institute ( where she oversees a portfolio focused on global health, environment, social justice, nuclear non-proliferation and the future of work.

Her tenure at PopTech began with the establishment of the PopTech Social Innovation and Science Fellows programs, which are dedicated to identifying and training promising innovators and scientists. Much of PopTech’s work explores the leveraging of technology and other disruptive channels to mitigate challenges confronting humanity. Leetha has a diverse background in strategic development and has advised and served on the boards of numerous organizations and agencies. She is a Fellow at the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, based in the U.K. Leetha splits her time between Washington, DC and midcoast Maine where she lives on a small farm with her family.