Anna Shneiderman is a theater artist, entrepreneur, and educator working at the intersection of the arts and social justice. After an early career in public school teaching, she co-founded the professional theater company, Ragged Wing Ensemble, and then spearheaded the opening of The Flight Deck, a shared performance venue in downtown Oakland. She now serves as the joint organization’s Executive Director. She created and led The Launch Pad, a Google Impact Challenge funded professional development program for leaders of small Oakland arts organizations, and she is currently co-leading a research project on Reimagining Business Models in the Arts. Both as an artist and organizational leader, Anna designs unique structures of collaboration that bring divergent voices into dialogue, creating opportunities for connection. She is fiercely committed to shifting the cultural paradigm so that under-resourced artists can thrive.