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Role: Female futurist and serial entrepreneur
, GreyFire

Pronouns: She/Her

Danielle Kayembe is a female futurist and serial entrepreneur with a focus on projects at the intersection of women, innovation, and impact. Her expertise in technology, blockchain, and global economic policy makes her a frequent speaker at CES, SXSW, Blockchain Unbound, and the United Nations, to name a few. Through her company GreyFire, she has an established track record of mentoring startups and advising large corporations on identifying overlooked and underrepresented initiatives.

Featured on CNBC, Forbes and Refinery29, Danielle is the author of The Silent Rise of the Female-Driven Economy, a viral white paper centered on women and the future of economics and inclusive design which reached an audience of over 1,000,000 readers. Companies such as Google, Spotify, and Capital One have invited her to share her disruptive ideas on data and innovation.

Danielle has over 10 years of experience in international consulting and finance in New York, London, and Africa. She has worked on over $25 billion in business transactions for global banks such as Bank of America and HSBC and advised private equity firms on acquisitions in Africa.

Danielle is an advisor to social impact startups and a mentor to Columbia University’s business accelerator, Digital Undivided, and Backstage Capital. She is an Ariane de Rothschild Fellow, awarded to 20 Global Social Impact Entrepreneurs each year. Danielle has lectured at Yale School of Management, Barnard College, and Princeton University. Danielle received her BA and MA from Stanford University