Joanne Wilson has had many careers. She started out in retail, eventually
moving to the wholesale arena. She then transitioned to the media side of
the technology world, before once again reinventing herself as an investor. She is
currently an active angel investor with a portfolio of over 90 companies
such as Food52, Sweeten, Vengo, Nestio, Shippabo, Flip, Clutter, and Union Station.
She has been involved in numerous real estate transactions from beginning to end and
continues to make investments in that world. She is also an investor in a few restaurants in the New York area. In addition to these endeavors, Joanne has been involved in various
education projects and has served as chairperson at Hot Bread Kitchen, a non-profit
committed to increasing access to the culinary industry for woman and minority
entrepreneurs. She currently sits on the board of The Highline and is the co-chair of Path Forward.
Joanne has maintained her very popular blog, www.gothamgal.com for over 13 years and has
recently take her talents to the airwaves on her podcast, “Positively Gotham Gal”.
She loves to bake, cook, throw a good party, travel, read, collect art, do the crossword and stay on
top of what’s happening around the globe and in NYC.
Her most successful venture is being married to her best friend, Fred and
raising their three kids- Jessica, Emily and Josh