Ben Rattray is the founder and CEO of Change.org, the world's largest platform for social change. He has been named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and one of Fortune's 40 Under 40 rising young business leaders. A graduate of Stanford University and the London School of Economics, Rattray leads Change.org's strategic vision and is a frequent public speaker about the intersection of technology and social change.
There are more than 75 million Change.org users in 196 countries, and every day, people use its tools to transform their communities – locally, nationally and globally. Whether it's a mother fighting bullying in her daughter's school, customers pressing banks to drop unfair fees, or citizens holding corrupt officials to account, thousands of campaigns started by ordinary people have won on Change.org, and more win every day.
Time Magazine writes, "Rattray's site has quietly enabled tens of thousands of people, many with little exposure to social activism, to launch homegrown crusades on issues ranging from corporate malpractice to immigration reform without ever gathering in a park or square. By marrying one of the world's oldest organizing tools, the petition, to one of its newest, the social-media loop, Change.org is putting companies and governments under tremendous pressure to change their policies, sometimes in a matter of a few weeks or less, and it has invited everyone around the globe to participate."