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Speaker Bio

Cecilia A. Conrad, Ph.D., holds multiple roles, including being the CEO of Lever for Change, a Senior Advisor at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and a member of the Board of Directors (Ex Officio). Conrad received the National Urban League’s Women of Power Award in 2008 and the National Economic Association’s Samuel Z. Westerfield award in 2018. She spoke at the Executives’ Club of Chicago in 2023, for “Reimagining Philanthropy with Lever for Change”.