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    Worldreader is a charity company that provides access to a library of digital books. It offers culturally-relevant e-books to disadvantaged communities in developing countries aiming to help people get educated. Worldreader’s BookSmart application library includes books about health, nature and science, language arts, social studies, as well as storybooks and folk tales. It also offers Q&As, quizzes, and other activities.
    HQSan Francisco, CA, US
    Employee Ratings4.2

    Latest Updates

    Employees (est.) (Oct 2021)92(+5%)
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    Key People/Management at Worldreader

    David Risher

    David Risher

    CEO and Co-Founder
    Colin McElwee

    Colin McElwee

    Co-Founder and Senior Director
    Rebecca Chandler-Leege

    Rebecca Chandler-Leege

    Chief Impact Officer
    Deborah Backus

    Deborah Backus

    Senior Director, Global Impact
    Melanie Wise

    Melanie Wise

    Senior Director, Global Marketing and Communications
    Elizabeth Wood

    Elizabeth Wood

    Senior Director, Digital Publishing and Innovation
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    Worldreader Office Locations

    Worldreader has offices in San Francisco, McLean, Seattle, New Delhi and in 3 other locations
    San Francisco, CA, US (HQ)
    1211 Folsom St 4th floor
    McLean, VA, US
    1521 Westbranch Dr #410
    Seattle, WA, US
    1109 1st Ave #300
    New Delhi, IN
    Corporate Park, Room No. 303, 3rd Floor, D 21, Sector 21, Dwarka
    Nairobi, KE
    cathy flats no . 8 lenana road
    Barcelona, ES
    Carrer de Mallorca, 318, 1ª
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    Worldreader Blogs

    Worldreader Welcomes Ethel Cofie to the Ghana Board of Directors

    International educational nonprofit Worldreader is proud to welcome Ethel Cofie to the Worldreader Ghana Board of Directors.

    How Worldreader is bridging the gender digital divide

    On this International Day of the Girl Child, UNICEF is shedding light on the critical divide between girls’ and boys’ access to digital. Here's how Worldreader is changing that.

    4 books to celebrate International Day of the Girl Child

    Celebrate International Day of the Girl Child with these 4 inspiring books!

    Giving families in the US access to Spanish-language books is essential. Here’s why.

    How do you raise the next Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cesar Chavez, or Sonia Sotomayor? It all starts with reading. For many families, that means reading in Spanish.

    Worldreader Highlights the Importance of Reading at Atlanta Event

    Worldreader hosted an event in Atlanta Thursday, September 19th highlighting the importance of childhood and family reading, especially as children go back to school.

    Top 10 books our readers loved this summer

    Take a look at the top 10 books read on our BookSmart app this the summer!
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    Worldreader Frequently Asked Questions

    • When was Worldreader founded?

      Worldreader was founded in 2010.

    • Who are Worldreader key executives?

      Worldreader's key executives are David Risher, Colin McElwee and Rebecca Chandler-Leege.

    • How many employees does Worldreader have?

      Worldreader has 92 employees.

    • Who are Worldreader competitors?

      Competitors of Worldreader include Glose, Nextory and Zhangyue.

    • Where is Worldreader headquarters?

      Worldreader headquarters is located at 1211 Folsom St 4th floor, San Francisco.

    • Where are Worldreader offices?

      Worldreader has offices in San Francisco, McLean, Seattle, New Delhi and in 3 other locations.

    • How many offices does Worldreader have?

      Worldreader has 7 offices.