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January 2021

New Member Spotlight: Nancy Lurker

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In 2020, MWF accepted many new members! Each day, we will be highlighting one. Please join us in welcoming, Nancy Lurker, President and CEO, EyePoint Pharmaceuticals.

 

Nancy, a veteran in the biopharmaceutical industry, joined EyePoint in September  2016 as President and Chief Executive Officer and is a member of the company’s Board of Directors.  Ms. Lurker has more than 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and pharmaceutical services industries.

New Member Spotlight: Priya Iyer

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In 2020, MWF accepted many new members! Each day, we will be highlighting one. Please join us in welcoming, Priya Iyer, Chair & CEO, Vee24, Inc.

 

With over 25 years of diverse international experience in nearly every facet of software, Priya is a proven, high-growth entrepreneurial CEO with a leadership philosophy centered on engaging clients and employees to build industry leading SaaS software platforms and delivering exceptional stakeholder value. Her demonstrated success in developing and scaling a strong entrepreneurial and innovative culture, attracting and retaining top talent, cultivating a sense of ownership throughout the organization, and leading successful teams has earned her many recognitions.

New Member Spotlight: Lynn Perry Wooten

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In 2020, MWF accepted many new members! Each day, we will be highlighting one. Please join us in welcoming, Lynn Perry Wooten, President, Simmons University.

 

Lynn, a seasoned academic and an expert on organizational development and transformation, became the ninth president of Simmons University on July 1, 2020. She is the first African American to lead the university. Specializing in crisis leadership, diversity and inclusion, and positive leadership—organizational behavior that reveals and nurtures the highest level of human potential—Dr. Wooten is an innovative leader and prolific author and presenter whose research has informed her work in the classroom and as an administrator.

Members Named in 50 Most Influential Business People of Color in MetroWest Region

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Members Donna Gittens and Eneida Roman were recognized by the Newton-Needham Chamber and Get Konnected as “50 Most Influential Business People of Color” in the MetroWest region. The list aims to celebrate, document and showcase the plethora of professionals and executives of color making a positive contribution to the economic and social fabric of the region. The honorees, selected by a seven-member committee from over 200 nominations, work and/or sit on a board for a business or nonprofit that is physically located in Newton, Needham, Wellesley, Natick and Framingham. Click here to read about the initiative and other honorees.

 

Donna Gittens, Founder & CEO, MORE Advertising

Eneida Roman, Co-Founder, Amplify Latinx

New Member Spotlight: Kirk Arnold

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In 2020, MWF accepted many new members! Each day, we will be highlighting one. Please join us in welcoming, Kirk Arnold, Executive in Residence, General Catalyst.

 

Kirk is an experienced CEO and board member, with a demonstrated history of leadership in the technology industry. Skilled in strategy, sales, customer relationship management, and operations, Kirk has a passion for technologies that transform businesses and markets. Currently, Kirk is actively engaged as an advisor, board member and teacher. She is an Executive-in-Residence at General Catalyst Ventures, where she works with management teams to help scale and drive growth.

2021 Board of Directors elected at Annual Member Meeting

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Congratulations to the 2021 Board of Directors.