About the Author
Ivy Walker is Co-founder and CEO of Helios Digital Learning, a Chicago-based start-up that uses first-person storytelling, gamification and adaptive learning to help business professionals and students improve their ethical decision making. Her background includes a range of Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial experiences in both for-profit and not-for-profit/social venture settings. Prior to Helios Digital, Ivy held roles such as President of a venture backed health technology start-up, CEO of a social venture that brought diagnostic medical imaging technology to low resource countries, and CEO of a business accelerator for start-up and high growth African American owned businesses.
Ivy holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.S. in Community Health from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was awarded Kellogg’s Alumni Entrepreneur Supporter of the Year Award and the Anti-Defamation League’s Rising Star Award. Her civic and professional activities include serving as Board Chairperson for Kaleidoscope, a child welfare agency that focuses on Illinois’ most vulnerable children and serving on the board of Golden Apple Foundation, a nationally recognized non-profit that prepares teachers to be successful in schools of need in Illinois.