Carol Rattray is co- founder of Zoomdojo, a college to career initiative.
Carol has been invited to speak at conferences, workshops and classrooms including at Cornell University, Columbia University, Tsinghua University, Bates College and CUNY (City University of New York) on a range of topics from entrepreneurship, leadership, gender issues, first gens and minorities, to international business. She also advises and mentors college students and young professionals on career strategy. Together with Zoomdojo co-founder Ritu Banga, Carol has reached thousands of students across universities, non-profits and high schools since launching Zoomdojo.
Since the mid-1990s Carol has been a private investor and advisor to startups and continues to remain active in these roles. She was previously a Managing Director in the Tokyo office of the Whitney Group, an international executive search firm specializing in financial institutions and Vice President in the Capital Markets Group of Bankers Trust Company where she specialized in raising private capital for US and international corporations.
Carol also commits her time and energies as a trustee of Bates College, The Asian Cultural Council and Tan Dun’s Re Foundation. She is a member of the Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences, Dean's Advisory Council and the Cornell University's University Council and The Lang Center for Entrepreneurship Advisory Board at Columbia University Graduate School of Business and a Senior Advisor to Global China Connection, an international student organization. She was previously a trustee of the Nature Conservancy New York State, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Bridge to Asia, Friends of the Museum at Chinese University in Hong Kong and the College Women’s Association of Japan.
Through the Rattray Kimura Foundation which she co-founded, she is a supporter of a number of educational, cultural and women’s initiatives in the US and in Asia. As a first gen, Carol has a special interest and commitment to promote and support those who are first in their families to attend college.
Carol received an MBA and MIA from Columbia University and a BA from Cornell University.