Global Center for Innovation Launched
Aisha Glover joined Audible as vice president of Urban Innovation on October 5, 2020. In her role, Glover will help establish the strategic direction of the the company’s new Global Center for Urban Development and lead a team dedicated to advancing equitable economic development solutions in cities worldwide. Glover joins Audible from the Newark Alliance, where she served as president and CEO for the past two years.
A seasoned economic impact executive, Aisha Glover has a proven track record of spearheading equitable economic development programs throughout the region. Glover has more than 15 years of experience as an agent for economic empowerment and social justice. At the Newark Alliance, she worked closely with Mayor Ras Baraka to push for inclusive economic growth, helping to align dozens of corporations and private institutions with Newark’s needs, attracting billions of dollars in real estate development, and advancing citywide economic empowerment initiatives, including workforce training and women entrepreneurship programs.
“Aisha Glover’s commitment to, and success in, improving the lives of the people of Newark makes her uniquely suited to help carry out the vision of our Global Center for Urban Development,” said Audible Founder and Executive Chairman Don Katz. “Aisha’s experience bringing together public, private, and community-based organizations to create and sustain equitable economic development will be critical as we double down on our efforts on behalf of the city we call home, and other communities in which Audible operates.”
“I commend Audible for embracing its role in Newark, advancing its economic and social impact and investing in and launching initiatives that are aligned with my vision for an inclusive and equitable city,” said Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka. “Aisha is the perfect leader to continue this work.
Aisha remarked, “My commitment to developing deep community, corporate and government partnerships has generated strong results for Newark. I am energized to bring similar innovative and inclusive solutions to bear in Newark that not only help the city recover, but ensure that it thrives.”