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Garance Choko  

Equitable Society Builder, Social Justice Innovator & Speaker, CEO of Codas Societies

Garance Choko is an Equitable Society Builder, Speaker, and Founder/ CEO of Coda Societies. With her unique combination of talents and skills, she has created her own success story while also making positive and lasting changes in the world. Born in Paris into a Caribbean and Jewish family, her journey began at an early age when she discovered her passion for the piano and began performing at the age of five. She graduated early from high school and even spent time in Cuba, where she continued training as a concert pianist while pursuing her passion for public administration, innovation, and social impact.

After being awarded a scholarship, she moved to the United States to study piano and political science. She continued to hone her performance skills while pursuing a Master of Public Administration from Cornell University. Throughout her career, she has held various positions, including working on Capitol Hill. In 2017, she founded Coda Societies, which promotes global social justice and equity by reshaping physical and economic infrastructures such as national healthcare systems, economic development plans for cities and regions, and policy institutes for Heads of State.

Her impressive client list includes The Sundance Institute, the Mastercard Foundation, the Aspen Institute, the Africa Center, the National Ministry of Planning of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the National Health System (NHS) of the United Kingdom, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Royal Society for Arts (RSA).

Choko currently resides in New York City, where she also serves as Producer and Host of ‘A Propos,’ a podcast in English presented by the French Consulate of New York. She continues to play the piano.

She is a founding member of CHIEF and a seasoned speaker, having been a lecturer at Cornell, giving a keynote address at Brown, and delivering guest lectures at Harvard, Barnard, and Yale.

She is a proud board member at Sing for Hope, Future of Cities, and the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Choko embodies realizing one’s dreams while achieving the greater good through her passion, determination, and unique clients and projects.

Speech Topics

Shaping Social and Economic Infrastructures to Promote Equity Worldwide

Advance citizens' prosperity by co-designing and building the societal elements in which they evolve every day. We operate from all angles of society.

Defining the Future of the Spatial and Social Aspects of Public Life.

We advance citizens' prosperity by co-designing and building the societal elements in which they evolve every day. We operate from all angles of society.

Participatory Design Methods to Conceptualize and Implement Policies That Promote Self-Determination and Equity.

Approach policymaking, public services and administration as potential dynamic tools that define optimal paths for citizens to access needed resources and sustained prosperity.

Innovation and Management in the Private Sector

Innovation and Management Experts Leverage the Momentum and Broad Reach of the Private Sector to Accelerate Social and Economic Progress for Society. Guiding business leaders, their staff and customers in exploring the paths and implementing strategies to position the company as a vehicle for substantial systemic impact.

Accelerating Whole System Change

Driving the design and development of citizen-centered infrastructures, services and organizations worldwide.

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