Founder and CEO

Renee Harbers Liddell


Renee Harbers Liddell is the Founder and CEO of the Harbers Family Foundation and Harbers Studios, where she has brought together her passion for visual storytelling and call to philanthropy.

Renee holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Massachusetts. She joined Microsoft in 1988 as one of the first 2000 employees of the company, where she applied her technical and marketing talent to the Microsoft Excel and Office teams. She is a vocal advocate for young women in STEM, both nationally and internationally.

In addition to her philanthropic work with the foundation, Renee serves as Executive Vice President of the Board of Trustees for the International Center of Photography, and on the Photography Acquisition Committees for both the Whitney Museum and National Gallery of Art.

An award-winning photographer herself, Renee is also currently an MFA candidate in fine-art photography at the University of Hartford, where she’s exploring the relationship between motherhood and masculinity, as well as alternative narratives around the aging process.