Alya Adamany Woods

Executive Director, Chicagonext at World Business Chicago

Alya Adamany Woods

Alya Adamany Woods

Executive Director, Chicagonext at World Business Chicago

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Alya Adamany Woods is the Executive Director of ChicagoNEXT, World Business Chicago’s dedicated effort to drive growth and opportunity for Chicago’s tech economy. Governed by a council of technology leaders, ChicagoNEXT strategic focus areas include capital, talent, industry and community and her portfolio of programs includes the Chicago Venture Summit, ThinkChicago, and the Blackstone Inclusive Entrepreneurship Challenge.

Prior to her role at World Business Chicago, Alya was the Managing Director for Innovation Initiatives at the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC), a statewide advocacy group dedicated to cultivating technology-based economic development in Illinois. She co-founded and managed the ISTC’s award-winning Corporate-Startup Challenge, a program designed to create a bridge between major corporations and startup and emerging growth technology firms. She was also the co-creator of the Illinois Innovation Index, a monthly publication developed in conjunction with World Business Chicago to benchmark the city and state’s ability to attract capital, create and retain talent and business, and drive dynamic technologies.

Prior to that, Woods worked for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, where she most recently served as the Assistant Director for studies, and prior to that as the Interim Director for the Global Midwest Initiative. There, she tackled global policy issues including energy, immigration, and agriculture.

Alya received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Yale University and a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Chicago. She has lived in Chicago since 2002 and currently resides in Logan Square with her family.

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World Business Chicago
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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Grosvenor Capital Management LP

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Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at Advocate North Side Health Network

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President & Co-Chief Operating Officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

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Director at World Business Chicago

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Member-Midwest Board at buildOn, Inc.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Evans Food Group Limited

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Head at Nextgen Venture Partners LLC

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President & Chief Executive Officer at World Business Chicago

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Executive Director, Board Relations at World Business Chicago

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Executive Director, Case at World Business Chicago

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Alya Adamany Woods
Executive Director, Chicagonext at World Business Chicago
Career History
Executive Director, Chicagonext
Current

World Business Chicago provides economic data and statistical assistance services. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Executive Director
2015 - Prior
Managing Director
Prior - 2015

The Illinois Science & Technology Coalition is a member-driven non-profit that strengthens the state’s innovation economy through data collection, policy advocacy, and impactful programs. Our affiliated Institute provides STEM-education programs that connect classrooms with companies to better prepare the next generation of problem-solvers.

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2011

PAWS Chicago is a national model in No Kill animal welfare, offering robust adoption and spay/neuter programs.

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2010

PAWS Chicago is a national model in No Kill animal welfare, offering robust adoption and spay/neuter programs.

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2009

PAWS Chicago is a national model in No Kill animal welfare, offering robust adoption and spay/neuter programs.

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