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Fostering Fiscal Stability, Catalyzing Innovation, & Advancing the Economy

Mar 31, 2016 04:30PM to 06:00PM
Audience: 
Open to the Public
Speaker(s): 
Gina M. Raimondo, Governor of Rhode Island
Sponsor: 

Co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School and the School's Innovations for Successful Societies.

Gina M. Raimondo, the 75th governor of Rhode Island and the state’s first female governor, will present a public talk titled, Fostering Innovation, Attracting Entrepreneurs & Creating Jobs to Stimulate the Economy," at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.

The governor’s talk is part of the Management in the Public Sector Symposium to be held Friday, April 1, 2016. The symposium will focus on bureaucratic performance, behavioral insights, technology, management in education and reflections on lessons learned from leading innovations.

Prior to her inauguration in January 2015, Raimondo served as the state’s general treasurer and worked to redesign Rhode Island's public employee pension system. To move the state forward, she is focused on building the skills our students and workers need to compete in the 21st century and is working to foster innovation and attract entrepreneurs to stimulate the economy and create jobs. 

Raimondo attended Harvard University for her undergraduate degree and graduated magna cum laude. Following Harvard, she won a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford University where she earned a doctorate in 1995 and then attended Yale Law School.

After graduating, Raimondo clerked for U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood. She served as founding employee and senior vice president at Village Ventures, a venture capital firm based in Williamstown, Massachusetts, before co-founding her own venture capital firm, Point Judith Capital, in Rhode Island.

This event is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School and the School's Innovations for Successful Societies.