Sheena Wright, First Woman To Lead United Way, Named In Crain’s 50 Most Powerful Women

SHEENA WRIGHT is the first woman to lead United Way of New York City in its more than 80 years of existence.

She has guided the organization through crises including Superstorm Sandy and the Covid-19 pandemic, combining corporate, government and community efforts to deliver relief.

At United Way, Wright led the implementation of ReadNYC, an initiative designed to improve reading levels by the third grade in the city’s most-challenged communities. She launched the Campaign for Equity to address underlying structural and systemic racial disparities in health, education and financial stability.

Mayor-elect Eric Adams recently named Wright chair of his transition team.

Wright, born and raised in the Bronx, lives in Harlem with her family.

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Banner Image: Sheena Wright. Image Credit – United Way NYC

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United Way of New York City helps to mobilize our communities to break down barriers and build opportunities that improve the lives of low-income New Yorkers for the benefit of all.

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