FORA.tv Speaker - Deedee Corradini
Deedee Corradini is president of the International Women’s Forum. She currently serves as president of Women’s Ski Jumping USA, is a senior distinguished fellow in urban studies at the Richard W. Riley Institute of Government, Politics and Public Leadership at Furman University, and is senior vice president of Prudential Utah Real Estate.
Corradini is a former mayor of Salt Lake City, serving from 1992 to 2000, and was president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. She has served in federal and state government posts and, in the
private sector, on numerous boards of directors. As mayor, Corradini was instrumental in her city’s successful bid for the 2002 Winter Olympics. In the years that followed, she advocated for, and worked with, elite women ski jumpers from 18 countries around the world to push for women’s inclusion in the Winter Olympic Games. While ski jumping has been an Olympic event since 1924, it was the only event that did not allow women to compete. After a hard-fought, seven year campaign conducted by the women’s ski jumping movement, the International Olympic Committee announced on April 6, 2011, that women ski jumpers would compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Corradini was born in Providence, R.I., and grew up in Lebanon and Syria, where she lived for 11 years. She has served on a number of non-profit and corporate boards across the U.S. and in the Middle East.
02.21.13 | 00:26:50 min
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