Leadership / Executive

Danit Schleman


VP, Strategic Value

As the VP of strategic value, Danit leads NextUp in honing its mission for corporate partners and members, aligning its strategy to that mission, and catalyzing future growth. Danit’s first priority will be to develop and launch Ascend, a solution for organizations seeking to design more equitable and inclusive workplaces for women of color. Danit has been working at the intersection of strategy and DEIB for over 20 years. She acquired a strategic, data-driven toolkit over a decade of leading management consulting projects at Oliver Wyman across diverse industries. She then took on a role building the Inclusion and Diversity team at Oliver Wyman. Most recently, she has consulted in the education, non-profit, philanthropy, and corporate sectors, helping clients align their organizations with their missions, strategies, and values. Danit holds an M.B.A. with Distinction from the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a B.A. magna cum laude in social studies from Harvard College. She lives in Chicago with her husband, their three children, and their dog. In her spare time she enjoys reading, yoga, and playing board games with her kids.

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