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Jacki Zehner

The youngest woman and first female trader to become a partner at Goldman Sachs, Jacki Zehner left Goldman in 2002 to fully commit herself to the social and economic empowerment of women. She is the inaugural CEO of Women Moving Millions, a nonprofit organization dedicated to mobilizing unprecedented resources for the advancement of women and girls. She is one of the group’s 170-plus members who have given $1 million or more to organizations of their choice. Jacki serves as a current or past board member and advisor to several nonprofits including Sundance Institute, Women’s Funding Network, The Geena Davis Institute for Gender in Media, Pax World Global Women’s Equality Fund, and The National Council for Research on Women. Believing in the power of community, she is a member of Women Donors Network, The Harvard Kennedy School’s Women’s Leadership Board, and The International Women’s Forum. She has been honored by many organizations for her philanthropic leadership. She is a frequent media commentator, blogger, consultant, and speaker, with expertise on women’s success in the workplace, women and wealth, investing, and high-impact philanthropy. Jacki lives in Park City, Utah, with her husband and two children.  More information can be found at www.jackizehner.com.

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9 Responses to Jacki Zehner

  1. Charlie Timms says:

    Hey Jacki, just watched your presentation with TEDx. I am currently writing an essay on whether patriarchy holds less relevance to contemporary constructions and experiences of gender relations for my gender and geography module at university. I found your speech very interesting and thought provoking. Great Help.
    All the best x

  2. Wassila Howes says:

    Such an uplifting talk! Thank you for the positive message sent and the call for the global empowerment of women in the workplace, closing the gap in equality the world over.

    In your talk you covered so many good initiatives and encouraging steps being taken to improving the status quo for women in the 21st century. I’m actually so passionate about the matter that I am currently preparing an MSc degree thesis on existing barriers for professional women in their career progress and advancement into senior positions. I’m very much interested in getting to know more on your views with regard men’s position and current attitude towards supporting and sponsoring proactive initiatives for the sake of reaching a more equitable gender status in business. Do you feel enough is being done and what more can be done equally from men on this, or do we still have a long way before getting our male ‘partners’ dealing with us fair and square?

    Thank you for responding.

    With my Best Wishes:)

  3. Wassila Howes says:

    Dear Jacki,

    Such an uplifting talk! Thank you for the positive message sent and the call for the global empowerment of women in the workplace, closing the gap in equality the world over.

    In your talk you covered so many good initiatives and encouraging steps being taken to improving the status quo for women in the 21st century. I’m actually so passionate about the matter that I am currently preparing an MSc degree thesis on the existing barriers for professional women in their career progress and advancement into senior positions. I’m very much interested in getting to know more on your views with regard men’s position and attitude towards supporting and sponsoring proactive initiatives for the sake of reaching a more equitable gender status in business. Do you feel enough is being done and what more can be done from men on this, or do we still have a long way before getting ‘our partners’ dealing with us fair and square?

  4. Monica Dodi says:

    Bravo, Jackie! Thanks so much for your persistence, vision and hard work. There is no doubt that by supporting women entrepreneurs that everyone can win – investors, consumers, employees and our communities at large.
    We are on that roller coaster with you and support you 100%.

  5. Preston Tsao says:

    Jacki Zehner gave heartfelt and moving speech at TEDx recently. And she got the usual and deserved accolades of “Go girl!” and “You rock!”

    But it is a serious call to action to women to use their resources and capital to advance the causes of women’s rights and equality thru philanthropy, and purchasing and investing power.

    It would be a real shame if women gave Jacki the high-five and then went back to business as usual.

    Preston

  6. Jill Sheinberg says:

    Love your talk. Love the image. Strapped in and ready. I so hope the time has come. You hit on so many good themes. The democratization of technology is one which I am glad to see included in a talk about gender equality. This issue is often overlooked when using a gender lens. Good for you for presenting such a complete picture of where we are and how to get to a more equal world.
    You did a great job. I hope your talk goes viral.

  7. Tara says:

    Great speech! Very informative

  8. penny says:

    I am in rural south australia and noted that you were in Adelaide, SA. Are you going to be presenting any where else in South Australia. I am really sorry to have missed your presentation.

    • Jacki Zehner says:

      Thank you for your comment. This speech was given in Washington and I live in Park City, Utah but I hope to come to Australia. A dear friend and woman leader in Australia, Carol Schwartz, has a women’s leadership institute there! Google her!