Aneta Thomas Lee

Social Entrepreneur & Digital Equity Advocate

Aneta (pronounced like Anita) Thomas Lee is an altruistic, forward-thinking leader and a staunch advocate for community empowerment. Her journey in digital equity began in 2015 when she was selected to the inaugural Digital Inclusion Fellowship sponsored by Google Fiber and managed by the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN). Since that initial service, she has grown into a digital equity champion working for and partnering with a variety of organizations and industries – to include Google, EveryoneOn with the Microsoft Airband Initiative, Inspiredu of Atlanta, and the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, to name a few. In 2023, Aneta completed service as an Executive Fellow with FUSE Corps in the City of Birmingham’s Mayor’s Office focused on bringing a citywide digital equity strategy. Aneta currently serves as an Vst. Assistant Director of Digital Equity, Inclusion and Navigation with the Illinois Broadband Lab – a division of the University of Illinois System.