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Connie K. Duckworth

Founder, ARZU; Former Partner and Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs, & Co.

Founder, ARZU; Former Partner and Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs, & Co.

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Connie K. Duckworth Biography

Connie Duckworth founded ARZU, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, in 2004 and serves pro bono as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. She is a retired Partner and Managing Director of Goldman, Sachs, & Co., where she was named the first woman sales and trading partner in the firm's history during her 20 year career from 1981-2001.

Ms. Duckworth is currently a Trustee of Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and a Director of Russell Investment Group and Steelcase Inc. In her philanthropic work, Ms. Duckworth is the immediate past Chairman of The Global Heritage Fund in Palo Alto and serves on the boards of The Wharton School in Philadelphia, the Interfaith Youth Core in Chicago and NorthShore University HealthSystem, in Evanston, Illinois, where she was the first woman to be named Chairman of the Board. She is a member of the U.S.-Afghan Women's Council, a public/private partnership aligned with the U.S. State Department and past Chair of the Committee of 200, the organization of leading women entrepreneurs and corporate business executives in the U.S. She also co-authored a primer on entrepreneurship entitled "The Old Girls Network: Insider Advice for Women Building Businesses in a Man's World."

The recipient of numerous awards for leadership, advocacy, social impact, innovation and global presence, Ms. Duckworth was awarded the 2011 Wharton School Dean's Medal, the school's highest honor. In addition, Ms. Duckworth was named a 2008 Skoll Foundation honoree for Social Entrepreneurship. She holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from the University of Texas.

Connie K. Duckworth Videos

  • ARZU STUDIO HOPE: Social Entrepreneurship - YouTube
  • CAPA Profile of ARZU STUDIO HOPE with CEO Connie K. Duckworth
  • TEDxBerkeley - Connie Duckworth - Betting Against the Global Trifecta

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    Connie K. Duckworth is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Activism, Business, Business Leaders, Corporate Responsibility, International Business, Leadership, Women, Women in Society.
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Connie K. Duckworth is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Connie K. Duckworth for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Connie K. Duckworth generally travels from Chicago, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Annie Lennox, Sheryl Sandberg, Pat Mitchell, Judith Rodin and Sallie Krawcheck. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Connie K. Duckworth for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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