We are excited to share the fantastic keynote discussion with Ursula Burns from this year’s RAISE Global Summit. In 2009, Ursula became the CEO of Xerox, making her the first Black woman in history to be the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. She’s currently a founding partner at private equity firm Integrum Holdings, and Chairman of Teneo and Plum Acquisition Corp.
A highly accomplished businesswoman and an outspoken champion for inclusive capitalism and racial and DEI issues, Ursula has shared her unique expertise and perspective over the years as a board member of Boston Scientific, American Express, and Nestle, and currently sits on the board of Uber, ExxonMobil, The Ford Foundation, The Mayo Clinic, MIT, and other organizations.
Ursula was joined by Akkadian Ventures’ Mike Dinsdale, former CFO of Gusto, DoorDash, and DocuSign, for a special Q&A discussion. Ursula and Mike are co-founders of Plum, a SPAC platform which they recently took public on NASDAQ.
Their conversation touched on a range of topics, including the importance of mentors in fueling Ursula’s career, her work leading the White House national program on STEM, and what we can all do to move towards a more inclusive and sustainable model of capitalism. Ursula also shared some key takeaways from her new book, Where You Are is Not Who You Are.
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