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Women's Leadership Forum 2017 Speakers

Alicia Glen

Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, New York City

Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen leads the administration’s efforts to grow and diversify New York City’s economy, invest in emerging industries across the 5 boroughs, build a new generation of affordable housing, and help New Yorkers secure good-paying jobs that can support a family.

With more than 25 City agencies or authorities under her purview, Glen’s portfolio includes: the Department of City Planning; the Department of Parks and Recreation; the Economic Development Corporation; the Department of Consumer Affairs; the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment; the Housing Development Corporation; the New York City Housing Authority; Small Business Services, and the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Under her leadership, the City has undertaken the most comprehensive affordable housing program in the nation’s history; launched citywide ferry service; and made strategic investments in advanced manufacturing, the Life Sciences and the tech ecosystem. The Deputy Mayor also leads the nationally recognized Tech Talent Pipeline and WE-NYC initiatives, designed to prepare underserved New Yorkers and women to thrive in the modern economy.