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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announces Priscilla Douglas joins the Boston Public Library Board of Trustees

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Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that executive coach, author and speaker Priscilla Douglas has been appointed to the Boston Public Library Board of Trustees. Douglas was sworn in on Tuesday, June 27, at City Hall, and fills the vacancy of Carol Fulp, who departed the Board in February 2017. Priscilla’s professional career includes key executive positions in government, academics, and business, for many of which she was the first woman and the first African American appointment.

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C.A. Webb was recently elected to the Boston Foundation Board of Directors

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Boston – The Boston Foundation today announced it is welcoming entrepreneur C.A. Webb to the foundation’s Board of Directors for a five-year term that began July 1, 2017. Webb is the co-founder of Boston-based venture capital fund _Underscore.VC, and has also served as Executive Director of the New England Venture Capital Association. She left _Underscore.VC in February 2017 to pursue new ventures.

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Boston Business Journal’s 2017 40 Under 40 honorees

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MWF Board member, Jesse Mermell the president of the Alliance for

Business Leadership was selected as one of Boston Business

Journal’s 2017 40 Under 40 honorees.

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Activism, healthcare with Nawal Nour

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MWF was honored to sponsor Dr. Nawal Nour during last year’s IWF Leadership Foundation Fellowship Program. As the Founder and Director of the African Women’s Health Center and Global Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Nawal established a career in promoting women’s health in underserved populations both nationally and internationally. We are proud that IWF featured her in the “In the Lead” blog in honor of Women’s History Month.