Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Wednesday's Women of Courage - Delilah Rothenberg
This week's profile in Women's Courage features Delilah Rothenberg. She and I met at a HBS Club/85 Broads event last year. What struck me immediately was the intensity and passion with which she spoke about her work helping bring prosperity and hope to the disadvantaged in Africa, and beyond. More remarkably, this is a mission she has felt strongly about from a very young age. Among a generation that has a generally "ME" focus, she is truly a standout. It has taken a lot of courage to leave the security of a privileged background to make a difference in the world, but this is the essence of writing one's Social Biography:
She is the Founding Principal of Development Capital Strategies, LLC (DCS). Previously, she worked with Bear, Stearns & Co in Institutional Equities. Prior to Bear, Delilah developed educational programs with industry executives for investors at Gerson Lehrman Group. She also has experience with emerging markets private equity, having worked with Zephyr Management. Delilah serves on the Business Council for Peace Executive Council and Board, is the founder of their Young Professionals Committee, and was on their founding mission to Rwanda. She is an active member of Angel Africa, 85 Broads, and Seeds of Peace. Delilah has a B.A. in History, Politics, and Africa Studies from NYU, where she received the Dean’s Award in Politics, served as Co-President of Pi Sigma Alpha, and studied Swahili. She holds the Series 7 and Series 63 licenses. Delilah’s work has been featured in the New York Times, on CNN, NPR, among others.
We will continue to follow her activities and I will post upcoming events around her work as they become available. In the meantime, please take a look at her website and contact her directly if you want to become involved in any of her efforts.