Connie K. Duckworth, WG`79

Joseph Wharton Social Impact Award Recipient


Ms. Duckworth serves pro bono as President and Chairman of the Board of Arzu, Inc.; is an active member of the U.S.-Afghan Womenís Council, a bi-partisan public/private partnership established by Presidents Bush and Karzai in 2002; and is an Advisory Director of the Business Council for Peace.

She is a retired Partner and Managing Director of Goldman, Sachs, & Co., where she was named the first woman sales and trading partner in the firmís history during her 20 year career. Her book, a primer on how to start a business entitled The Old Girls Network: Insider Advice for Women Building Businesses in a Manís World (Basic Books 2003), was published in September 2003.

Ms. Duckworth sits on the Board of Trustees of Northwestern Mutual, the Boards of Directors of Smurfit Stone Container Corporation, Nuveen Investments, Inc. and DNP Select Income Fund, the Board of Overseers of the Wharton School and is Vice Chairman of the Board of Evanston Northwestern Healthcare. She is a past Chair of the Committee of 200, the organization of leading women entrepreneurs and corporate business executives in the U.S. She holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from the University of Texas.