Global Head of Healthcare Investing, Asset Management Division, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc
Jo is a partner in the Asset Management Division (AMD) and a lead investor for Launch With GS, Goldman Sachs’ $500 million commitment to narrow the gender investing gap. She serves on the MBD Corporate Investment Committee. Previously, Jo worked in the Consumer Retail and Healthcare Group in the Investment Banking Division, responsible for coverage of large, multinational companies across the healthcare and consumer sectors. She joined Goldman Sachs in 2006 as a vice president and was named managing director in 2008 and partner in 2012. Prior to joining the firm, Jo was an investment banker at Deutsche Bank. She has been covering companies and executing transactions for more than 20 years. Jo earned a BA in Economics and Biology from the University of Virginia.
Award-Winning Actress, Global Humanitarian, Political Activist, and Vocal Figure of the #MeToo Movement
Heralded for starring in both box office hits and for her unforgettable performances in independent films, Ashley Judd is a renowned actress, humanitarian, and political activist.
One of the most vocal and influential figures of the #MeToo movement, Judd was named to TIME’s “Person of the Year” as one of the silence-breakers and change-makers who helped shift the culture and conversation around sexual abuse and harassment. A feminist and social justice humanitarian, Judd has worked internationally with NGO’S, grass roots organizations, governments, and supranational bodies. She serves as Global Goodwill Ambassador for UNFPA, is the Global Ambassador for Population Services International, and is Chairperson of the Women’s Media Center Speech Project: Curbing Abuse, Expanding Freedom.
As an actress, Judd’s films tell very personal stories– which is exactly what she does at speaking engagements. A voice for the often voiceless, Judd speaks on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves. Whether it’s sharing the story of a terminally ill patient suffering from a preventable illness a world away, or the story of a family struggling to find clean drinking water in Appalachia, Judd shines illuminating light on the vulnerable and the at-risk. She also dives into topics of women’s rights, mental health, the environment, advocacy and more.
Ashley began her life-long activism at the tender age of 19 when she organized a campus-wide walk out of classes at the University of Kentucky to protest the use of the “n” word by a revered member of the Board of Trustees at the University of Kentucky. A member of an all white sorority, none of whom joined her protest, she risked her friendships and social standing to do what she knew was right. When the Governor would not remove the offending Board member, Ashley reached out to the Black organizations on campus to organize a march on the Kentucky state capitol.
Her young activism flourished from there, soon encompassing the anti-apartheid movement and America`s marital rape laws. She has been indefatigable for racial justice and equality ever since. Some of the many highlights of three decades of activism include her iconic and courageous Nasty Woman speech at the Women’s March in 2017 which garnered tens of millions of views.