Dale CoudertDale Coudert is the founding director of the Coudert Institute, a non-partisan, non-ideological organization designed to discuss ideas and promote positive change in the world. Embracing open dialogue and the opinions of its members and world leaders, the institute, established in 2001, offers unique opportunities to discuss and debate various topics via lectures, seminars, discussions and debates, as well as attend private dinners with guest speakers. Over the years, some of the subjects covered have included “The Effects of Genetics and Medicine in the 21st Century,” “Religious Reconciliation,” “The War on Terror,” “Restoring Investor Confidence in Equity Securities” and “Spirituality and Health in the Age of Science.” Besides overseeing operations at the institute, Ms. Coudert has earned distinction as the chief executive officer of Coudert Associates Ltd. since 1991.

Some of Ms. Coudert’s other noteworthy roles formerly included working in real estate as a commercial and investment broker for Brown Harris Stevens Palm Beach Real Estate and as a marketing director for Lafer Management in New York. She also served as the director of Hospital Tak Company in Long Island, New York. Additionally, Ms. Coudert edited the 1987 book “Business and Pleasure.”

Ms. Coudert has loved bringing people together through her positions as a real estate executive and marketing consultant. She attributes her success to her passion to aid and educate women on finances. Back in the 1970s, women were not allowed to obtain credit cards, nor did they have the ability to borrow money. As a divorcee in 1973 with two children, she found she was not entitled to receive equitable distribution that had accumulated during her marriage. Ms. Coudert needed to earn an income, so she became involved in the First Women’s Bank in New York. The bank lent money and credit to women, which subsequently helped change the laws in New York state and permit equitable distribution of property to women. The highlight of her career was the advancement and employment of women, and how women learned to help each other.

Recognized as a community leader, Ms. Coudert has been active on the board of directors of the New York Drama League in New York, the Zoo of the Palm Beaches at Dreher Park and the Aspen Art Museum at the Kennedy Center. Among other roles, she has been involved in her religious community as a regent at Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York and a board member for the Ecumenical Group, Temple of Understanding. Ms. Coudert is an alumnus of Northwestern University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in 1964. To enhance her career further, she continued her studies at Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

A life member and fellow of the Aspen Institute, Ms. Coudert is also aligned with several other professional organizations including the International Women’s Forum and the Women’s Forum. Moreover, she is a member of the Metropolitan Opera Club. Through her work at the Institute, Ms. Coudert occasionally acknowledges members with an Award of Excellence for their contributions. A celebrated Marquis listee, she has been showcased in over 40 editions of Who’s Who, including Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. Moving forward, she hopes to continue the institute and, in doing so, make a difference and build a better community.

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