Woman of Substance Joanna Rees Is the Modern Day Wonder Woman

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In this issue, read about Rees’ eclectic, hardworking history and many accomplishments as an entrepreneur, venture capitalist and education advocate. The mayoral candidate also tells about her two-year listening tour and her plans for her campaign.

“After graduating from Columbia, Rees moved back to her hometown in New Jersey to take over the family hotel business. She helped the business grow and then sold it. Then Rees was off to San Francisco, where she opened Eric Restaurant with her second husband. The restaurant closed two years later, but Rees wasn’t deterred. She switched gears, working for eight years as an investment banker with Vrolyk & Co and BA Securities.

But she wasn’t resting on her laurels – she was planning her next move. Rees took the leap into the world of venture capitalism in 1996 with the formation of VSP.”

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