Grace Rodriguez helps do-gooders do greater. After co-founding Station Houston to unite the local tech community and connect entrepreneurs with the resources to launch and grow high-tech startups, Grace realized that many diverse entrepreneurs were being left behind and moved on to become the CEO and Executive Director of Impact Hub Houston: a locally rooted, globally connected community that works in partnership with the United Nations to foster inclusive collaboration and innovative solutions towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Grace has helped spread ideas, shape experiences, and spur action as a speaker, workshop facilitator, panel moderator, and events and community organizer for diverse organizations, directly reaching over 246,000 people in the last decade. During Hurricane Harvey, she helped disseminate accurate and timely information to a quarter of a million people across Houston, and helped connect Sketch City's tech volunteers with information and resources to help people across the city get informed, get rescued, find shelters, and access food. As TED's Creative Director for the TEDActive Conference, she engaged, entertained and energized over 800 high-profile, international participants; and helped elevate perceptions of Houston to over 17,000 people over the seven-year run of “Houston at SXSW.” Grace has strategic expertise and hands-on experience in design thinking, behavioral transformation and business operations, which she leverages to serve Houston’s broader community as an advisor, mentor or member of: the City of Houston Women and Minority Business Task Force, TMCx (Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute), TX/RX Labs, Houston Public Media, Houston Arts Alliance, Midtown Management District, Discovery Green; as a Board Member for Writers in the Schools (WITS); and as a lead organizer for Women In Tech: Houston and TEDxHouston.