Kinney Zalesne


Kinney Zalesne is a former General Manager of Corporate Strategy at Microsoft, where she also served as the point-person for the company’s racial equity initiative in 2020-21. She is also the co-author of the New York Times bestselling book and regular Wall Street Journal column “Microtrends: The Small Forces Behind Tomorrow’s Big Changes,” and has published guest essays in The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Financial Times, and The Times of Israel. She also serves as a Deputy National Finance Chair of the Democratic National Committee. Kinney was a Senior Strategist on the presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton in 2008 and Bill Clinton in 1996; and served as Counsel to U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno and as a White House Fellow with Vice President Gore. Kinney was also Executive Vice President for the US at Hillel and President of College Summit, a nonprofit named “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” at Davos in 2008. An honors graduate of Harvard Law School and Yale University, Kinney Zalesne lives in Washington, DC with her husband and four children.