Deborah Frieze is an author, entrepreneur and social activist. As former co-president of The Berkana Institute, Deborah joined Berkana in 2002 to support pioneering leaders who were walking out of organizations that were failing to contribute to the common good—and walking on to build resilient communities. These leaders are the subject of her book, Walk Out Walk On: A Learning Journey Through Communities Daring to Live the Future Now, with co-author Margaret Wheatley. Previously, Deborah was a partner and founding member of ZEFER, an Internet services firm. She has worked in partnership with the Mastery Foundation, leading peace and reconciliation programs in Northern Ireland and Israel. She serves as a consultant and advisor to numerous grassroots organizations both locally and abroad. Deborah has an MBA from Harvard. She currently lives in Boston, but can more often be found visiting friends around the world who are creating healthy communities. Learn more at www.deborahfrieze.com.