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IWF Fellows Program

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Each year, International Women’s Forum (IWF) invests in making women stronger, smarter and more influential through its Fellows Program, a year-long, intensive leadership development experience. The recruitment of the next cohort of IWF Fellows is underway and applications are due June 1. MWF members are encouraged to help identify potential candidates for the program. Complete program details can be found here: https://www.iwforum.org/fellows_program For more information contact MWF Member Alison Taunton-Rigby, atauntonrigby@yahoo.com

Member Priscilla Douglas Elected Chair of Boston Public Library’s Board of Trustees

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MWF Member and current Board Vice President, Priscilla H. Douglas, was unanimously elected Chair of the Board of Trustees, Boston Public Library [BPL] on March 23, 2021. Handing the “virtual gavel” the former Chair Bob Gallery remarked that “Priscilla is the right person at the right time” to lead this venerable institution. Together the 15 Trustees are diverse and emblematic of Boston, which is a majority minority city. And for the first time, with Vice Chair Evelyn Arana Ortiz and Clerk Pamela Carver the three officers of the Trustees are women.  Founded in 1848, the BPL is the oldest library in the United States, and its mission is to advance knowledge “free to all”. The library has always been a place to discover, develop and dream.  Pricilla is honored to step into this role during this dynamic time.

Member Cady Coleman Launches New Podcast

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Just Launched! MWF Member Cady Coleman’s new podcast, Mission: Interplanetaryboldly goes where few space podcasts have gone before as they look at the Big Questions –– the challenges, opportunities, and mysteries facing us as we seek to build positive futures on Earth and beyond.

Cady Coleman is co-host, along with physicist and author Andrew Maynard. The conversations that we have together with our guests –  everyone from science fiction writers and artists to engineers and rocket scientists — have been just….stellar!

New Member Spotlight: Emily Oberlee

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Welcome, New Member: Emily Oberlee, Head of Global Supply Chain, Sanofi Genzyme!

 

At Sanofi, Emily partners with executive business leaders across the network to influence outcomes and long term supply of critical life-saving specialty care biologic medicines for patients, leading global teams to develop supply/capacity scenarios and risk/contingency strategies.

 

 

New Member Spotlight: Maura Markus

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Welcome, New Member: Maura Markus, Independent Board Member!

 

Maura has more than 25 years of experience leading operations, sales, and marketing initiatives in the U.S. and Europe, helping build both Bank of the West and Citibank in senior executive and board roles. Ms. Markus has been named one of American Banker’s Most Powerful Women in Banking multiple times.

New Member Spotlight: Margaret Low

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Welcome, New Member: Margaret Low, CEO and GM, WBUR!

 

At WBUR, she leads one of public radio’s premier stations, with the biggest newsroom in the system. In addition to its rich local reporting, WBUR produces a slate of national programs, on air and online, that reach millions of people.

New Member Spotlight: Rebecca Lee

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Welcome, New Member: Rebecca Lee, Member, Chair of RE Development Practice, Mintz Levin!

 

Rebecca is a preeminent commercial real estate lawyer who skillfully steers developers, lenders, companies and nonprofit organizations through a wide array of real estate transactions and matters. She has particular expertise in land use law and development permitting in the Greater Boston area, and she frequently draws upon her earlier experience as chief of staff / special counsel to the director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority — now known as the Boston Planning & Development Agency.

New Member Spotlight: Amy Latimer

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Welcome, New Member: Amy Latimer, President, TD Boston!

 

As President, Latimer is responsible for all day-to-day operating functions of the arena, one of the most active, highly regarded and successful sports and entertainment venues in North America. For six seasons as Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Latimer was responsible for developing and leading all sales and marketing strategies for the Boston Bruins and TD Garden.

 

New Member Spotlight: Christina Ferzli

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Welcome, New Member: Christina Ferzli, Head of Public Affairs & Communications, WeWork!

 

Christina recently began a new role as Head of Public Affairs & Communications at WeWork. In her prior position as Director of Global Corporate Affairs at Ocean Spray, she connected farms to families for a better life and shared Ocean Spray’s unique story across the globe.

New Member Spotlight: Tracey Zhen

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Welcome, New Member: Tracey Zhen, President, Zipcar!

 

As president of Zipcar, Tracey is focused on innovation and leveraging technology to grow Zipcar’s position as a key player in the mobility industry.  Tracey has 20 years of experience in leadership roles at consumer technology companies, including senior management roles at TripAdvisor and Expedia where she oversaw business strategy, finance, operations, product development, and marketing.