Karen Schaufeld

Founder & President, 100WomenStrong

Karen G. Schaufeld is a philanthropist, author, entrepreneur and lawyer. She is the Founder and President of 100WomenStrong, a granting organization that strategically invests in nonprofits and programs that enrich the lives of Loudoun County, Virginia, residents. Schaufeld also co-founded All Ages Read Together (AART), a school readiness program for low-income preschool-aged children. In addition, she also helped found NEW Customer Services Companies, Inc., the nation’s largest administrator of consumer product warranties, now part of NEW Asurion, Inc., where she served as General Counsel.

Schaufeld is currently CEO and Co-Founder of Altor Locks, which has created the world’s lightest, strongest bike lock. She is an advocate for the growth of renewable energy in Virginia and a more secure and stable grid through distributed energy. To spread awareness about Virginia energy policy she founded PoweredbyFacts.com, and is actively involved in the passage of renewable energy bills.

Schaufeld currently serves as a trustee of Lehigh University and serves on the boards of Middleburg Film Festival, PeaceWorks Foundation and Venture Philanthropy Partners. She published her first children’s book, The Lollipop Tree, in 2014 and has just released her second children’s book, Larry and Bob. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and government from Lehigh University and a J.D. from George Washington University.