President & CEO
Sheena Wright is the first female President and CEO of United Way of New York City (UWNYC). UWNYC mobilizes communities across the five boroughs to break down barriers and build opportunities to improve the lives of low-income New Yorkers. Under Wright’s direction, UWNYC launched ReadNYC, nationally recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative as a More Hopeful Futures Pacesetter.
Prior to UWNYC, Wright was President and CEO of Abyssinian Development Corporation. At the age of 16, she entered Columbia University, and went on to earn her J.D. from Columbia Law School. Born and raised in the South Bronx, Sheena now lives in Harlem with her three sons.