Executive Director | Mobius
Aden Van Noppen is working to create a world in which technology brings out the best in humanity. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Mobius, an organization that empowers tech leaders to put our individual and collective well-being at the center of technology. Mobius facilitates collaborations between tech companies and the world’s leading experts on well-being, ranging from prominent neuroscientists studying the development of compassion and empathy to world-renowned spiritual teachers.
Aden was a Senior Advisor to the U.S. Chief Technology Officer in the Obama Administration’s White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she developed the Local Innovation Portfolio and ran programs that leverage tech as a tool for social and economic justice. After that, she spent a year as a Resident Fellow at Harvard Divinity School with a focus on the intersection of tech, ethics and spirituality.
Before joining government, Aden worked in social enterprise and impact investing, first at the social venture capital fund, Acumen Fund, in both New York and Nairobi, and then at an affordable housing start-up in Delhi, India.
Aden was also part of the founding leadership team of The Sanctuaries, a racially and religiously diverse spiritual community, grounded in the arts and social justice. Her work has been featured in the New Yorker, the New York Times and Wired.