Name: Edith W. Cooper
Title: Board of Trustee
Organization: Teach for America
What Makes This Person a Game Changer: Although she dreamed of owning her own fashion boutique in New York when she was a teenager, Edith Cooper grew up and became one of the top executives at Goldman Sachs. In 2011 she became the executive vice president and global head of human capital. Prior to her current role, Cooper worked in the financial giant’s Sales Management and Securities Division, led its Energy Sales group in New York, became the co-head of its commodity business in throughout Europe and Asia, led its Futures business, and as its managing director and partner. Prior to working at Goldman Sachs, Cooper spent ten years at Morgan Stanley and Bankers Trust. She is currently a Board of Trustee for Teach for America’s Fairfield Chapter.