- Organization: United Nations Foundation
- Department: Global Partnerships
- Title: Senior Director of Partnership Initiatives
Diana Walker is the Senior Director of Partnership Initiatives in the Office of Global Partnerships at the United Nations Foundation. In her role at the UN Foundation, Ms. Walker facilitates strategic public private partnerships for the UN Foundation that include partnerships with entrepreneurs and start-ups, various private sector companies, the Los Angeles and New York creative communities, the White House, U.S. State Department and other government agencies, and various other non-profits and high- level individuals. In addition, she directs the UN Foundation's Global Entrepreneurs Council, a group of young high-level entrepreneurs who work with the UN Foundation to help solve global problems.
The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world's most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by global corporations, foundations, governments, and individuals.
Ms. Walker has worked at the UN Foundation for eight years in capacities within the Global Partnerships, Public Affairs, and Energy/Climate Departments. In 2007, Ms. Walker took a leave of absence from the UN Foundation to work on the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado and the 2008 U.S. Presidential Race. She also managed logistics for the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee in Washington, D.C. and continues to support the White House on a volunteer basis providing advance and logistics work for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
Ms. Walker is from Boulder, Colorado and has a B.A. from the University of Colorado. She is a member of the BMW Foundation's Young Leaders Forum and sits on the Board of Something Independent, a Colorado group focused on bridging entrepreneurship and economic development in Colorado with the outdoor industry.
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