Senior Director, Markle Foundation

Gail Fierstein is a Senior Director at the Markle Foundation. Prior to that, Fierstein was a managing director in Human Capital Management at Goldman Sachs, where she was responsible for the business partner teams and developed practices that enhanced the employee value proposition. Fierstein was responsible for the firm’s workforce re-entry programs, the “Returnship”—an internship designed for people rejoining the workforce after an extended personal time off—and the Veterans Intern Program (VIP). The first half of her career was spent in IT as a software developer, and she is an active voice and mentor for young girls and women in IT. Fierstein is a board member and co-chair of the women’s council at NPower—a non-profit mobilizing the tech community and provides individuals, nonprofits, and schools access and opportunity to build tech skills and achieve their potential.