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Deedee Corradini

Deedee Corradini

Park City, Utah


 

Deedee Corradini, of Park City, Utah, is immediate Past President & Global Ambassador of the International Women’s Forum. She also currently serves as President of Women’s Ski Jumping USA, is a Senior Distinguished Fellow in Urban Studies at The Richard W. Riley Institute of Government, Politics and Public Leadership at Furman University, and is Senior Vice President of Prudential Utah Real Estate. She is the former Mayor of Salt Lake City, serving from 1992 to 2000, and former President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. She also has served in federal and state government posts, as well many years in the private sector, including positions on numerous Boards of Directors. As Mayor of Salt Lake City, Corradini was instrumental in her city’s successful bid for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. In the years that followed, as President of Women’s Ski Jumping USA, she advocated for, and worked with, elite women ski jumpers from 18 countries around the world to push for women’s inclusion in the Olympic Winter Games. While ski jumping has been an Olympic event since 1924, up until April 6, 2011, it was the only event in the Olympic Games that did not allow women to compete. After a hard-fought, seven-year campaign conducted by the Women’s Ski Jumping movement, the International Olympic Committee agreed to allow women ski jumpers to compete in 2014. Corradini was born in Providence, Rhode Island and grew up in Lebanon and Syria where she lived for 11 years. She has served on a number of non-profit and corporate boards across the U.S. and in the Middle East.