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Jackie Jenkins-Scott Appointed to Posts by Governor Charlie Baker

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Government Baker has appointed Jackie Jenkins-Scott to the Special Commission to Design a Nelson Mandela Tribute and to the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy.  Jackie holds more than three decades of experience in higher education and public health and was the first African-American President of Wheelock College.

Also, Jackie will be presenting a lecture “Leading Boldly: Keys to Responsive Leadership in Troubling Times” on Tuesday March 20, 2018 at the University of Massachusetts Club sponsored by the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, University of Massachusetts.

Wendy Foster celebrated BIG while raising $1.8M for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mass Bay

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Wendy Foster, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mass Bay celebrated BIG with her Board chair and fellow MWF Member Paula Price at “Big Night Under the Big Top.” And it looks like she had a fabulous time!

Deborah Jackson Elected Lead Director of Eastern Bank

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Deborah Jackson, President of Cambridge College, is the first woman and second person of color to serve as Eastern Bank’s Lead Director in the bank’s 200-year history. Her commitment to social justice and sustainability causes has enabled the team at Eastern Bank to better meet the needs of customers, colleagues, and communities throughout Greater Boston.

Jackie Shoback Promoted to CEO, Emerging Businesses & Client Experience at Boston Private.

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Jackie joined Boston Private in February 2015 as Executive Vice President and Chief Client Development Officer and has held many senior leadership positions. She was recently promoted to CEO, Emerging Business and Client Experience.

Beth Monaghan is fighting the good fight and people are noticing.

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Beth Monaghan, CEO and Co-Founder of InkHouse Media and Marketing, works tirelessly to address gender inequality in PR. She encourages her employees to think outside the box and strongly believes in the potential for community organizers and startups to innovate how people think and learn about the world. Her efforts are being noticed and she was recently named a Holmes Report Top 25 Innovator. In addition, Beth made the 2018 PR Week Shortlist for Outstanding Agency Professional.

Karina Funk’s “Save-the-Planet Mutual Fund is Beating the Market, and according to Forbes, It’s Got Funk.”

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According to Forbes, Karina Funk and her team are bridging the gap between sustainability and business, and the schism that has historically pitted environmentalists and corporations against each other. She proves that businesses can (and absolutely must) adopt sustainability initiatives in order to not just help the environment, but also to lower costs, raise revenue and improve the value of their brands.

 

Sandy Lish appointed to the MassBay Board of Trustees

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Sandy Lish is all about community and connections. In addition to her various community engagements that include serving on the Boards of Center for Women and Enterprise, Massachusetts March of Dimes and its national Volunteer Leadership Council, Sany was recently appointed by Governor Baker to the Mass Bay Board of Trustees.

MWF President, Dana Born awarded for her impact on her students around the world.

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As a leader of Harvard Kennedy School’s Senior Executive Fellows Program, Dana Born was awarded 2017 Innovation in Teaching Award. Dana was honored for providing innovative solutions to students’ learning and engagement with senior executives around the world.

Dana will also receive the Distinguished Alumni Award which is the highest honor which Penn State presents to its alumni.

State Auditor Suzanne Bump honored by Emerge Massachusetts as a “Woman of the Decade.”

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State Auditor Suzanne Bump will be honored by Emerge Massachusetts as a “Women of the Decade” at its upcoming 10th anniversary celebration. Emerge Massachusetts is the premier training program for Democratic women. Cambridge philanthropist and political activist Barbara Lee founded Emerge Massachusetts. She has also been a major national backer of female Democratic candidates for US Senate, Congress, Governor and Attorney General. According to its website, “We inspire women to run, we hone their skills to win. Our goal is clear: to increase the number of Democratic women in public office.”

MWF member Beth Boalnd, of Foley & Lardner LLP, is hosting the event. 

2017 IWF World Leadership Conference in Houston, Texas

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Seven MWF members attended the 2017 IWF World Leadership Conference in Houston, Texas including MWF President, Dana Born, Cady Coleman, Fay Donohue, Priscilla Douglas (who chaired the “Ideas Remaking the World” selection committee), Joyce Murphy, Helen Peters, and Alison Taunton-Rigby.