Forbes “50 over 50” Impact - Leslie Motter

Leslie Motter, President, and CEO of Make-a-Wish America is a resilient and strategic C-level executive. With years of experience leading various organizations such as American Express and Make-A-Wish America, she is a universal connector, passionate about collaborating courageously, driving change and transformation, and making an impact. Currently, she oversees the leadership and operation of the organization, which operates in every U.S. state and nearly 50 countries worldwide.

Leslie was recently featured in Forbes 2022 “50 over 50”. The prestigious list spotlights dynamic female leaders from all walks of life who are breaking barriers and making noteworthy contributions in their respective fields. Leslie is listed under the “impact” category. According to Forbes, “…these social entrepreneurs and change-makers are using their empathy, insight, and savvy to help make the world a better, more equitable place.”

“I am honored to be in the company of the incredible group of women leaders acknowledged in Forbes 2022 “50 over 50” listing.
I am committed to continue leading with these powerful changemakers to reach our vision of granting every eligible child’s wish alongside the incredible team at Make-A-Wish America and our 58 talented chapters across the country.”



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