Faye Wattleton is a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal in New York. Ms. Wattleton’s distinguished career spans more than three decades, during which she has amassed an extraordinary track record for leadership, both as CEO of national not-for-profit organizations and serving on the boards of public and private corporations, academic institutions, and high-impact philanthropic organizations. Perhaps best known for her executive leadership and advocacy of improving the status and healthcare of women, she brings dynamic and demonstrable experience as an executive, board member, and consultant in the health sector and public policy arenas.
Prior to joining A&M, Ms. Wattleton served as co-founder and president of the Center for the Advancement of Women, an independent, nonpartisan think tank, conducting women-focused national research for public education and policy advocacy. During her leadership, CFAW received national and international acclaim for its groundbreaking research on women’s opinions, experiences, roles, and status in society.Lauded as a public spokesperson, her countless honors and awards include the Fries Prize for improving public health, Independent Sector’s John Gardner Award, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Humanitarian Award, and the Jefferson Award for the Greatest Public Service by a Private Citizen.
She has appeared on Good Morning America, Donahue, Oprah, World News Tonight, 60 Minutes, The MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour, The Today Show, 20/20, Nightline, Face the Nation, NBC Nightly News, MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, and CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360˚, and was featured in the books Remarkable Women of the Twentieth Century, From Suffrage to Senate, I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America, and The Black List I.
Ms. Wattleton earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Ohio State University and a master’s degree from Columbia University. She holds fourteen honorary degrees and was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 1993.