Philanthropist William Davidson had a global vision in 1992, to transform the emerging markets, through business innovation, and specifically economic growth and social freedom.
Hear Diana Páez’s story of how William Davidson’s vision transformed into the William Davidson Institute (WDI) a non-profit research and educational organization at the University of Michigan as well as her unique path to this career. The institute’s mission is to grow their work at the intersection of energy & mobility, with a focus on helping innovators and entrepreneurs in emerging markets leverage the global energy transition to develop and scale profitable business models. She has worked closely with the Michigan Office of Future Mobility and Electrification and has had a globe-trotting history living and working in Mexico, Paris, Washington DC, Peru, Columbia, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic, including a stint at The World Bank. You can also read the transcript from our conversation.