Minnie Bredouw

Executive Director
Purpose Project

Minnie Bredouw is the Executive Director of The Purpose Project, a program currently incubated at IDEO, which helps young people build agency and self-direction. She is also an educator teaching at both California College for the Arts and Copenhagen Institute of Design.

She has spent the past decade of her career designing programs focused on youth, equity, and education reform, such as a multi-national reproductive health program for teens, a digital coaching platform to help first-generation college students succeed in higher education, and a program to help transitional-aged youth involved in the justice system learn about their rights to help prevent recidivism.

She has spoken about these topics at the World Bank, United Nations, TEDx, EdSurge, and World Design Summit, and her work has been featured in Bloomberg, Fast Company, and the World Economic Forum.



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