Coach Kathy Kemper is the Founder and CEO of the Institute for Education, a Washington DC-based nonprofit, committed to engaging the global community to harness the power of soft diplomacy, data, and innovation. Coach Kemper talks about why pivoting to technology was a game-changing decision for IFE’s programs.
In 2019, Kemper was recognized, alongside Jeff Bezos, as one of Washington Life Magazine’s “Tech 25”, a prestigious honor reserved for top technology innovators and disruptors. Extolled as “D.C.’s Networker-in-Chief” by U.S. News and World Report, Kemper convenes timely salons that draw White House and Congressional leaders, diplomats, business executives, journalists and tech innovators for debate and discussion. Known as “Coach” to many, Kathy Kemper has spent more than 40 years coaching tennis for Washington’s power brokers — hitting the courts with Supreme Court Justices, kings, queens, and US Secretaries of State through six administrations.
The interview was conducted by Raluca Popa who was previously the Chief Operating Officer at the Institute for Education, a Washington DC-based nonprofit organization. Raluca now directs Client Services for [e-spres-oh], a global provider of end to end digital product development for clients worldwide.