Choosing a Mission in Life

Marjorie Abalos' mission, a "great undone," is to deliver access to digital technologies where they are needed most. It has taken her across continents, transforming entire healthcare systems, and she isn't done yet. Identify your mission and join the journey to generate measurable social impact. This talk was given at a TEDx event. 

Marjorie Abalos, CEO, Founder and Board Chair of CLODS

Marjorie is a social entrepreneur, has held senior management positions and played key roles at software and renewable energy firms both for Global 500 companies and startups, and has a life-long history of being engaged in public service and social justice projects. She has traveled to more than 50 countries and has led engagements developing process improvement plans which have empowered millions of disenfranchised, underserviced, and marginalized people throughout the world transform into the Information Age. 

Marjorie is also Board Chair and Co-Founder of Out4Good Ltd., a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that mentors, pairs, and helps improve the policy and decision-making processes of decision makers in their efforts to create a “peaceful” balance between the “rule of law” and “human rights.” 

Under her leadership, Marjorie was instrumental in the deployment of the first ATM networks in Vietnam and in addressing public and industrial environmental remediation issues in China. More than 20 years ago, Marjorie began her career working in various web development capacities for several Internet startups in web hosting, media, and advertising industries.


Some of Marjorie’s public service engagements have been with projects such as the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, the international coed service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega where she served as president of her chapter at the University of Southern California, Amnesty International, as well as volunteering at hospitals, convalescent centers, and schools.