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Sheena Wright

First Deputy Mayor of New York City, U.S.A

Sheena Wright is first deputy mayor of New York City. In this role, she has increased access to child care, co-led the Joint Taskforce to Get Nonprofits Paid on Time, and expanded New York City’s youth summer employment program. Prior to this, Wright was deputy mayor of strategic initiatives for New York City. Previously, she served on the city’s Education Sector Advisory Council and the state’s New York Forward Re-Opening Advisory Board. Wright was also the first female president and CEO of United Way of New York City and president and CEO of Abyssinian Development Corporation. Earlier in her career, she practiced law at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, and Katz. Wright’s recognition includes being named No. 1 on City & State New York’s Nonprofit Power 100 list and included in Crain’s New York Business’ Notable Black Leaders and Executives list.