SPEAKER - AUTHOR - ENTREPRENEUR - FUTURIST
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.
Refinery29 || The Silent Rise of the Female-Driven Economy
Forbes || Why Products Designed By Women are the Next Big Thing
Forbes || My Word for 2018 Will Inspire You
CNBC || Facebook and the Risk of Tech Regulation
CNBC || Facebook in Full Damage Control Mode
CNBC || Pipeline Issues Contribute to Gender Gap in Tech
Power of Progress || The Power of Progress
DEED: Galore Mag || NYC's Badass Women Meeting on a Brooklyn Rooftop Tonight
100 Women, 100 Stories Project || Serial Entrepreneur Danielle Kayembe
TEDx Talk 2017 || Serving Women's Needs is the Future of Global Commerce
MIDEM 2017 || MIDEMLab Startup Pitch Competition
MIDEM: Forbes || These Four Companies Won This Major Pitch Competition
Propelify || Conference Link
Propelify || Growing Tech Talent Across Borders
Children's Radio Foundation: Ms. Kayembe is on the international board for the Children’s Radio Foundation, a UNICEF-backed charity whose 1,300 youth reporters reach 7 million listeners in South Africa, DRC, Tanzania, Liberia and Zambia. CRF works to improve the lives of children in African communities impacted by war, displacement and HIV.
AXS Maps: Ms. Kayembe is advisor and Board Chairman for women-founded technology company, AXS Maps, a ground-breaking crowd-sourced app for accessibility, increasing mobility for persons living with disabilities, and making urban spaces more inclusive.
Dreamers & Doers, Network for Female Entrepreneurs
Dreamers & Doers | On CNN
Almaworks Startup Accelerator, Columbia University Incubator
Social Impact Investment
Sarah Lawrence College (SLCeeds)
United Nations Global Opportunity Lab
Selected participants co-create innovative ideas to address some of the world’s most pressing risks, in order to ensure that we accomplish the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Global Opportunity Lab | UNGOL 2016