Lorna Borenstein is an internet veteran who began her career launching eBay Canada out of her guestroom with a newborn in tow. After 15 years in high-profile roles at eBay, Inc., Yahoo!, and Move, Inc., Lorna challenged long-held beliefs about business culture and wellness, and decided to start her own own company focused on pursuing your best self, Grokker.
As founder and CEO of Grokker, Lorna is changing how busy people get and stay healthy with thousands of premium videos and a vibrant online community of experts and enthusiasts, available at any time, from any device. Loved by users in 172 countries around the world, Grokker was named to the 2017 CNBC Upstart 25 list for successful startups.
Lorna is a sought-after speaker, contributing author, and C-suite peer adviser on wellness, leadership, corporate culture, and women’s issues. At Grokker, Lorna works with her network of fellow Silicon Valley leaders to redefine the startup culture to encourage a healthy lifestyle and well-being. Lorna was named to Glassdoor’s “7 International Women Who Inspire Amazing Cultures”. She is a frequent contributor on leadership topics to business publications including Fortune, Huffington Post, and Entrepreneur. Lorna is a founding member of theBoardlist, which aims to increase female representation on technology company boards, and The Judy Project, one of Canada’s leading executive forums designed to support and advance rising female business leaders.
Lorna has practiced law in both Canada and the United States, and served in-house as Assistant Legal Counsel at HP Inc. She is fluent in English and French and conversational in Italian, Hebrew, and Yiddish. Lorna is an avid yogi, mother of three with her husband, David, and an active fundraising member of various charities supporting women's reproductive health, civil rights (LGBTQ in particular), and adolescent anxiety and depression. Her favorite Grokker videos are constantly changing, but when she’s crunched for time and looking to squeeze in a practice, Laura Burkhart’s 20-minute Vinyasa Flow is her go-to.