Sallie Krawcheck Appoints Allyson McDonald As President of Global Women’s Network, 85 Broads


New York, NY  (  Sallie Krawcheck has appointed seasoned financial services and non-profit executive Allyson McDonald as president of 85 Broads. Krawcheck recently acquired the global women’s network from founder, entrepreneur and former Goldman Sachs executive Janet Hanson. In this newly created role, McDonald will oversee day-to-day operations of the business and will work closely with Krawcheck and the 85 Broads members in the development and execution of its future plans.

McDonald has more than 15 years of combined business development, operations and management experience from Goldman Sachs, Fidelity Investments, and New York Life, Mainstay Investments. McDonald gained strong knowledge of the non-profit arena through senior roles at Fidelity Charitable and at The Clinton Foundation. Currently, she runs her own successful consultancy in the areas of impact investing and philanthropic services.

Krawcheck said, “Our 85 Broads community has been bringing us incredible, actionable ideas. Allyson has great energy and a passion for women-owned and women-led businesses. The depth and range of her experience across many industries will help us as we work through the opportunities ahead of us.”

McDonald said, “It’s an exciting time to become part of this vibrant community. I am thrilled to help move the worldwide conversation around investing in women from dialogue to real action!”

85 Broads was founded in 1997 by women who worked for Goldman Sachs at 85 Broad Street, the investment banking firm’s former NYC headquarters. Over the past decade, its paid membership has expanded to include female entrepreneurs and executives from diverse industries and backgrounds, as well as alumnae and students of some of the world’s leading colleges, universities, and graduate schools. Members currently represent 130 countries in more than 40 regional chapters and campus clubs around the world. See more at:

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