Cora Daniels



Senior Editorial Director

The Bridgespan Group


Cora is senior editorial director at The Bridgespan Group and part of the firm’s research initiative to advance racial equity in philanthropy, including its Dreaming in Color podcast. She is the author of several books, including “Impolite Conversations: On Race, Politics, Sex, Money, and Religion,” and an opinion columnist for The Chronicle of Philanthropy. 

As an award-winning journalist, Cora writes frequently about equity and justice. Prior to Bridgespan, she was a long-time staff writer at Fortune magazine. She was also editor at Working Mother, Consumer Reports, and contributing writer at Essence magazines. Additionally, her work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Fast Company, O: The Oprah Magazine, Men’s Fitness, USA Today, HBR, and SSIR 

Cora has appeared on ABC News, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, BET, PBS, and NPR as an expert on issues of race, money, and power and was a member of the journalism faculty at NYU. She holds a BA from Yale and a MS from Columbia Journalism School.   

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