Dara Richardson-Heron

CEO, YWCA USA

Dara Richardson-Heron has since 2012 been CEO at YWCA USA, one of the nation’s oldest and largest multicultural organizations promoting solutions to empower women, girls, and communities. She was recently featured in The New York Times for her work in building a national movement for the elimination of racism and the empowerment of women. She has been honored with numerous awards including the YWCA Academy of Women Achievers, Woman of Excellence in Philanthropy, and Nonprofit Times Power & Influence Top 50. She was named by Women’s eNews as one of the 21 Leaders for the 21st Century. Richardson-Heron describes herself as a physician by trade and advocate by choice. (Festival Underwriter Presenter)

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