Joint Venture Profiles

Each month, Joint Venture profiles a member of the board or other project leader from the Silicon Valley landscape, featured here and in Valley Vision, Joint Venture's monthly newsletter. Please enjoy meeting the people behind the headlines and learning more about them.

Meet Lily Mei

Mayor, City of Fremont

At the tender age of 12, Lily Mei was coding software. But when a teacher accused her of not actually being the author of a particular program, he ignited in her a competitive edge that continues to burn brightly. She has no qualms about going against the grain, taking a firm stand, and inviting others to work together.

Today, Fremont Mayor Mei is the first elected woman and Asian American mayor in the city’s 65-year history. It’s an important milestone considering... Read more

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Established in 1993, Joint Venture provides analysis and action on issues affecting the Silicon Valley economy and quality of life. The organization brings together established and emerging leaders—from business, government, academia, labor and the broader community—to spotlight issues, launch projects and work toward innovative solutions.