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Ilene Rosenthal

Ilene Rosenthal is the CEO and Founder of Footsteps2Brilliance, a breakthrough educational-software company that accelerates student achievement by uniting the power of mobile gaming with the latest in cognitive research. Footsteps2Brilliance has won numerous awards and honors, including the Association of California School Administrators Partners in Excellence Award, the SIIA award for “Innovative Company Most Likely to Succeed,” AEP first prize for “Best ESL/ELL Solution”, Gold Winner from the National Parenting Publications Awards, and more. It has been honored by the UN for the work it’s done to help children in developing countries become literate through its partnership with Teach the World Foundation. Ilene’s career began as a teacher, during which she designed curriculum and authored textbooks. In her capacity as a lawyer, she served as General Counsel to the Government Operations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia. She also served as General Counsel to the Software Publishers Association and Special Assistant to the Council of Chief State School Officers. Ilene received her J.D. from Georgetown University and B.A. from Wesleyan University. She serves on the Boards of New Futures, Arena Stage, and Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship.