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Donna Redel


CEO and founder, has served as the managing director of The World Economic Forum, the foremost global organization combining business, political, academic, and other leaders of society committed to improving the state of the world. At Davos, she established the Women’s Initiative in 2001, designed to increase the number of women business participants. Donna has had global recognition as an advocate for women in business and has held many positions that broke the “glass ceiling.” She has had responsibility at distinguished institutions including serving as Chairman of the Commodity Exchange and Prudential Securities. The focus of her public service efforts are promoting women’s leadership, health, and education. She has a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, an M.B.A. from Columbia University and her B.A. from Barnard College. Most recently Donna has been appointed to the board of NY Angels. At NY Angels she serves as chairman of the education committee and the co-chair of the blockchain committee.