At Slow Factory we believe that we live in a society, not an economy — the economy is an aspect of society, not the other way around. So economic interests should serve society, not vice versa.

At Slow Factory we believe in addressing systemic change as a design problem centering power, people and planet.

Board of Directors

Erica Chidi

Erica Chidi

Social Impact Entrepreneur

Janicza Bravo

Storyteller, writer and Filmmaker

Layla Saad, a Black woman with black hair wrap smiling

Layla Saad

Author of Me and White Supremacy

A black and white image of a Lebanese woman with dark curly hair wearing a white embroidered top.

Céline Semaan

Founder & CEO

A black and white image of a person with short hair, with his hand on his chin, wearing a dark suit.

Colin Vernon

Co-founder & CTO

Mohannad El-Khairy

Mohannad El-Khairy

International business strategist and investor

Advisory Board

Abrima Erwiah, A black and white image of a smiling Black woman with braided hair, tied up. Her chin is rested on both her hands.

Abrima Erwiah

Fashion entrepreneur and educator, Studio 189 and Parsons School of Design

Alan Mak

Founder at Version Tomorrow, Managing Partner at Public School NYC

Bill T Jones

Bill T Jones

Renowned dancer & choreographer, Creative Director of New York Live Arts

Henrietta Gallina, A black and white image of a smiling Black woman with a shaved head, wearing sunglasses and a dark top.

Henrietta Gallina

Creative Director and strategist, social commentator and advocate

Jenn Tardif

Jenn Tardif

Teacher, writer, and founder of the mindful collective 3rd Ritual

Marni Majorelle, A black and white image of a white woman with long light hair. She is smiling and is wearing a casual blazer.

Marni Majorelle

Environmentalist, urban horticulturist and community organizer

Molly Kawahata, an Asian woman

Molly Kawahata

UN and Former White House Climate Advisor

Ross McBee, a white man with glasses in a button-down shirt, smiling

Ross McBee

Material Scientist, Co-Founder & CSO at TômTex Co

Thimali Kodikara, a dark-skinned South Asian woman with black hair up in a messy bun

Thimali Kodikara

Journalist, storyteller, media producer

Tom Chi, an Asian man with hair pulled back

Tom Chi

Inventor, leader, climate investor

Xin Liu, A black and white image of a young Chinese-American with long slightly wavy brown hair, wearing a white sweater

Xin Liu

Artist-engineer, Slow Immediate & MIT Media Lab

Zaya Ribeiro, a young Indigenous Brazilian woman with long black hair, and a vertical line tattooed from the edge of her bottom lip down to her chin

Zaya Ribeiro

Indigenous Brazilian activist

Our Team

A black and white image of a Lebanese woman with dark curly hair wearing a white embroidered top.

Céline Semaan

Founder & CEO

A black and white image of a person with short hair, with his hand on his chin, wearing a dark suit.

Colin Vernon

Co-founder & CTO

Nicole Nimri, A smiling Jordanian woman with long dark hair and a sleeveless, black turtleneck.

Nicole Nimri

Project Lead

Paloma Rae, A black and white image of a mixed-race woman with dark curly hair.

Paloma Rae

Community & Design

Anselmo Jonas

Anselmo Jonas

Video & Media

Josh Potash, A black and white image of a smiling man with curly hair and glasses.

Josh Potash

Educational Strategy

Daleen Saah

Daleen Saah

Multidisciplinary artist and designer

Laura Chung

Research & Analysis

Jawaun Brown

AI & Software Engineer

Yasmin Almo

Producer & Creator