Racheal Fosu is a 23-year Wall Street fintech executive, a 14-year social entrepreneur in early childhood care and education, and a speaker, author, and community leader.
The Founder and Chair of $2 million, STEAM-focused Galileo Preschools in Jersey City, NJ, Ms. Fosu supports educational programming in underserved communities that teaches children and young adults age-appropriate digital technology and financial literacy skills.
Ms. Fosu’s Wall Street technology career included positions with Broadridge and Intercontinental Exchange. She started her career as an Accenture technology consultant working with a broad range of industries and client organizations.
Most recently, Ms. Fosu led global information technology strategy and business development at Broadridge, a $4 billion data & analytics powerhouse.
Before joining Broadridge, she was with Intercontinental Exchange, the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange. At ICE, she built and led a team that measured the performance of mission-critical stock trading applications and drove change that lowered trade execution times from minutes to ultra-low latency microseconds across 11+ global exchanges. Her leadership enabled the NYSE to handle high-volume trading days and record-breaking IPOs, including the largest ever global IPO, Alibaba.
As a corporate citizen, Ms. Fosu serves on the Board of the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey, passionately supports HIV prevention efforts in Africa, has taught financial literacy to underprivileged youth, and founded and has awarded a memorial scholarship, the Dominic K. A. Fosu Visionary Fund, for the past four years.
Ms. Fosu has received numerous awards for business, technology, and management excellence, including Inspirational Woman from Oxford’s Saïd Business School, Professional Woman of The Year from the National Association of Professional Women, and induction into the Rutgers African American Alliance Alumni Hall of Fame.
She is a graduate of Oxford University’s Said Business School, Oxford England and an Oxford Forte Fellow. She holds an undergraduate degree from Rutgers University. While at Rutgers, Ms. Fosu co-developed, marketed, and taught an entrepreneurial program for at-risk youth.
Having become a caregiver to a family member overnight, she felt compelled to author Hold Me ‘til my River Jordan, a memoir dedicated to the 45+ million Americans challenged emotionally, physically, financially, and spiritually by caring for ill loved ones. She is the Founder of “The Ruth & Isaac Project”, a nonprofit focused on illuminating the silent plight of the caregiving experience. She also hosts a free YouTube channel entitled “The Life of a Caregiver.”
A native of Monrovia, Liberia, and survivor of the Liberian Civil War, Ms. Fosu emigrated to the US at the age of 14. She is an active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Morristown, New Jersey, where she is the Co-Founder of the Grief2Hope ministry and serves as a Sunday school teacher. She is a doting mom to two sons.