Panthea Lee is the lead for strategy and partnerships at the New York-based social impact organization Reboot. She has designed and facilitated multi-stakeholder processes in dozens of countries across the world. In this interview, she talks about what true co-creation requires and about centring the voices of marginalized and oppressed communities.
Panthea Lee is the Executive Director of Reboot, where she leads unlikely but courageous collaborations between communities, activists, and institutions to advance social justice. She has directed co-creation processes in 30+ countries, resulting in bold new efforts to protect human rights defenders, advance participatory democracy, and drive media innovation. Her work has been featured in Al Jazeera, The Atlantic, Fast Company, New York Times, and MIT Innovations. She serves on the boards of Development Gateway and People Powered.
International Programme Lead / Creative Bureaucracy Festival
Robyn loves joining the dots between people, places and agendas to create more human places. Having avoided becoming a public servant precisely for fear that heavy bureaucracy would squash her creative entrepreneurial spirit, helping to grow the Creative Bureaucracy movement seemed a fitting mission.
When she’s not curating the international programme for the Creative Bureaucracy Festival, Robyn helps purpose-driven entrepreneurs, organisations and movements to get their ideas off the ground and gain traction.
She prides herself on being a multi-lingual Brit.