Rise Through The Ranks - Speakers Danielle Kayembe

Danielle Kayembe

Danielle Kayembe

Danielle is a female futurist and serial entrepreneur dedicated to empowering women through her global work in business, social impact, writing and public speaking. ​Through her company GreyFire, she advises governments, companies and startups on how to integrate forward-looking initiatives.She was a founding partner in initiatives to bring investors like TechStars, 500 Startups and Wingpact, from Silicon Valley to tour growing tech hubs in Africa.

Danielle is an advisor to social impact startups and a mentor to Columbia University’s business accelerator. She is a frequent speaker on CNBC, at the United Nations, TEDx, Google, General Assembly and other conferences.

Danielle is also the author of "The Silent Rise of the Female-Driven Economy" a white paper that re-positions women as central to the future of business and innovation. ​Danielle has over 10 years of experience in international consulting and finance in New York, London and sub-Saharan 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 Helios and Kingdom Zephyr on acquisitions in Africa.

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