January 22, 2019 – Joint Venture Silicon Valley today announced the appointment of Floor Koudijs as executive director of its Silicon Valley Talent Partnership initiative.
Koudijs, who has been serving as deputy director of the initiative since coming to Joint Venture last year, succeeds Jenny Weiss, who has left the organization to seek new career opportunities.
The Silicon Valley Talent Partnership matches highly skilled teams from Silicon Valley companies to high-impact, pro bono projects that tackle some of our most pressing community challenges in education, workforce development and housing/homelessness.
Koudijs came to Joint Venture with a strong background in international relations and management. Originally from the Netherlands, her work experience spans different countries (the Netherlands, Spain and the U.S.) and different sectors (for-profit, non-profit and government). She has experience working for the Dutch National Government, where she implemented a service learning law for the Ministry of Education.
In the Bay Area, she served as senior manager of the Wikipedia Education Program for the Wikimedia Foundation, building a worldwide network of education leaders and mentors. Later, she led the Faculty Operations team at Singularity University to build the infrastructure for the organization to scale and go global. She is also an active volunteer for the Taproot Foundation, where she volunteers her skills to help Bay Area-based non-profits.
Floor has a master’s degree in International Relations from the Spanish IBEI institute and a Master’s in Latin America studies from Utrecht University in the Netherlands.