Gina Sanders is Founder and CEO of GINA’S COLLECTIVE, an Advisory providing coaching, connections and creativity to tech-enabled nonprofit startups. She also serves as a Venture Partner at independent venture capital firm Advance Venture Partners, a subsidiary of Advance Publications, Inc; and as an Advisor to Y Combinator’s nonprofit startups.
From 2010-2014, Ms. Sanders was President and Chief Executive Officer of Fairchild Fashion Media, a diversified trade and consumer media company. She led the company to high double-digit, bottom-line growth prior to its sale to Penske Media Corporation.
A 29-year veteran of Condé Nast, Ms. Sanders previously served as Vice President and Publisher of Lucky, as the founding Vice President and Publisher of Teen Vogue, and as Vice President and Publisher of Gourmet and Details. She received numerous accolades during her tenure in these posts, including multiple placements on AdWeek’s Hot List and AdAge’s A-List, Condé Nast’s coveted ‘Publisher of the Year’ award, as well as the prestigious Matrix Award from New York Women in Communications.
Ms. Sanders currently serves as an advisor to four Y-Combinator-backed nonprofit startups: New Story, mRelief, Dost Education, AnnieCannons and Sirum. In addition, Gina is an advisor to two additional award-winning nonprofit start-ups, Konexio and Almost Fun.
She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tufts University, where she taught in 2016 and 2017 as an instructor at “The Experimental College.” Ms. Sanders is a competitive equestrian and an amateur painter.