Cora Creed is the Vice President of Business Transformation at Universal Music Group and is based in New York but splits her time between New York Los Angeles, and London. Originally from Listowel, Co. Kerry, she came to the U.S. on a Donnelly Visa and “has never looked back.” She has almost 20 years experience and expertise in business transformation in the digital space, and has worked with leading brands like Napster, Sony, and EMI.
Cora believes that “Despite being one of the smallest nations on earth, [the Irish] have left an indelible mark on the world,” as many aspects of Irish culture “have propagated to the four corners of the world.” She is also struck by the “incredible goodwill towards the Irish” that she finds throughout the world.
Cora is also a founding member and sits on the Board of Directors of Swazi Legacy, a nonprofit organization that assists marginalized and homeless young people in Swaziland. In June, she will help lead a team of 20 high schoolers from New York and Ireland to Swaziland in June to work with orphans at Manzini Youth Center.
Cora has recently been named a Top 50 Power Woman by both Irish America magazine and Silicon Republic.
Cora is married to Thomas Creed, also from Kerry and still very much considers Kerry home. Her mother Kathleen is from Kerry but now lives in London, and her father, Brendan, was from Dublin. Cora has four siblings that make her family look like the United Nations with representation in Australia, Spain, Turkey, and Hong Kong. Cora says that “despite being one of the smallest nations, [the Irish] have left an indelible mark on the world. Irish music, dance, literature, sport, and other aspects of the culture have propagated to the four corners of the world, Having lived outside of Ireland as much as I have in Ireland, I am always struck by the incredible goodwill towards the Irish. Doors have been opened for me and countless others because of our great heritage.”