Who We Are
Named for the original address of Goldman Sachs in NYC, 85 Broad Street, the group comprised women who had previously worked at the iconic Investment Bank. Over the past decade, 85 Broads expanded its membership to include motivated, passionate and smart female professionals from all industries, entrepreneurs, celebrities, and women who are alumnae and students of the world’s leading institutions. Our members are located in more than 130 countries around the world and work for thousands of organizations.
In May of 2013, Sallie Krawcheck, former CEO of Merrill Lynch and Smith Barney, purchased the business from its founder, Janet Hanson. Sallie’s involvement reflects her recognition of the power of diversity in driving economic growth, innovation and financial returns.
We are based in major cities all over the globe, organized by regional Chapter leadership. Our membership enjoys exceptional in-person networking opportunities, access to leaders in their field, and educational opportunities that they can’t necessarily access through other channels. Currently, we have 37 professional regional Chapters worldwide. Our Regional Chapters are organized and run by members of the network who passionately believe in the value of investing in smart women, from student to senior executive, globally.