Cindy Drakeman
CEO, DoubleXEconomy

Dr. Cynthia L. Drakeman is a global expert on women’s economic empowerment with particular expertise in gender-smart investing, evidence-based policy development, private sector best practices, and women’s entrepreneurship.

Cindy regularly speaks at events around the world, leads strategy sessions with organizations of all sizes, and helps develop new programs and initiatives that advance women’s economic participation. She has worked closely with heads of state, senior government ministers, diplomats, corporate executives, investors, think tanks, and women entrepreneurs along with numerous NGOs and multilateral institutions.

Cindy is the Founding CEO of DoubleXEconomy, LLC, a research and consulting firm committed exclusively to women’s economic empowerment. She also serves as the Co-Chair of the United States Delegation to the Women20 (an official engagement group of the G20), and as a member of the board of Solar Sister, a non-profit organization committed to bringing clean energy to Africa through women’s entrepreneurship. She has an AB from Princeton University, and a DPhil from the University of Oxford.

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