Kelly Hipchen

Program manager, enterprise business management - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Kelly Hipchen is the program manager of enterprise business management at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she leads leadership engagement and stakeholder management efforts for an enterprise-wide transformation to the annual planning and strategy reviews business process. This new framework is helping teams and leaders put the foundation’s resources--dollars and talent--to their highest and best use. Prior to her current role, Hipchen served as a member of the CEO office, focusing on internal and employee communications to help employees feel informed about the work of the foundation, connected to the missions and vision, and empowered to share their stories inside and out. Before joining the Gates Foundation in 2014, Hipchen shared her passion for internal communications with clients of the corporate communications group at FleishmanHillard and at The Grossman Group in Chicago.