Lynn Johnson

Co-Founder & CEO, Spotlight:Girls .


Lynn Johnson is a social entrepreneur, girl advocate, and Co-­founder/CEO of Spotlight: Girls, a benefit corporation that celebrates girls and women through multi-media learning experiences and products. Spotlight: Girls produces Go Girls! Camp, a popular SF Bay Area summer camp where girls learn and practice social/emotional skills through the arts.

Founded in 2008 when 17 girls came together to make a play in a church basement in Oakland, CA, Go Girls! has grown into a movement to be reckoned with ­serving hundreds of girls each summer in five different locations.

Go Girls! received international recognition when it was chosen as one of 15 finalists from over 600 entries from all over the world in Ashoka Changemakers’ “Activating Empathy” competition and has been featured on the George Lucas Foundation’s Edutopia website.

A graduate of Northwestern University and a former actor, director, and teaching artist, Lynn has worked with people of all ages from all over the country using theater as a tool for personal transformation and community development. Lynn works regularly as a speaker, facilitator, and workshop leader. She lives in Oakland, CA with her wife and daughter.