Executive Director

Janet Haven

Janet Haven leads Data & Society, defining our position in the field and ensuring that empirical evidence directly informs the development and governance of new technology.

Janet Haven is the Executive Director of Data & Society. Previously, she served as Data & Society’s Director of Programs and Strategy. Prior to Data & Society, Janet worked for the Open Society Foundations for more than a decade, where she oversaw funding strategies and grant-making related to technology’s role in supporting and advancing civil society, particularly in the areas of human rights and governance/accountability.

Janet started her career in technology start-ups in Central Europe, participating in several successful acquisitions. She sits on the board of the Public Lab for Open Technology and Science and advises a range of non-profit organizations. Janet holds an MA from the University of Virginia, and a BA from Amherst College.