Margaret Anadu

As a partner, Margaret engages the firm’s leadership in bold new initiatives for progressing the inclusion and advancement of Black professionals. Together with her fellow Black partners, Margaret work directly with the firm’s co-presidents to take deliberate action to improve the progression of Black talent and build on the firm’s aspiration of being an “employer of choice” for diverse professionals. She is a lead investor for Launch with GS, an initiative aiming to close the gender investing gap. The initiative has recently extended beyond women to include investments in businesses founded, owned or led by people of colour. Leveraging her role as head of the Urban Investment Group (UIG), Margaret is working to help further close the investment opportunity gap, with strategy rooted in deep community engagement to ensure investment capital can be a catalyst in the revitalization of distressed neighbourhoods. Margaret currently serves on the boards of several community and economic development non-profit organizations including: the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, Center for an Urban Future (CUF), Core Innovation Capital, and Ascend Learning. Through serving on the Ascend Learning board, Margaret was able to help in structuring the financing to allow for the redevelopment of an underutilised building be turned into the Brownsville Ascend Lower and Middle Schools, and Brooklyn Ascend High School. Additionally, through serving on the board of CUF, a New York City think tank, Margaret has helped with their mission of developing a sustainable middle-class economy.

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