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Legends, Leaders, and Trailblazers Panel featuring Members

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MWF Member, Collette Phillips brought together a panel of Legends, Leaders, and Trailblazers that included MWF Past President, Jackie Jenkins-Scott. MWF Vice President, Priscilla Douglas moderated this tremendous panel. Watch here the February 23rd panel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5mX10Zupk8&t=278s&ab_channel=GetKonnected.

New Member Spotlight: Denella Clark

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In 2020, MWF accepted many new members! Each day, we will be highlighting one. Please join us in welcoming, Denella Clark, Chair, MA Commission on the Status of Women.

 

Denella serves as the chair of  the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW), as the first woman of color to lead the Commission. As president of Boston Arts Academy Foundation, her vision and leadership have created significantly greater visibility and financial sustainability for BAA, the city’s only public high school for the visual and performing arts. She has more than 25 years of experience in non-profit management, with significant leadership roles with The Dimock Center, Joslin Diabetes Center, MGH/Partners Healthcare, Bottom Line and most recently led her own firm The Give Back Group.

New Member Spotlight: Beth Terrana

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In 2020, MWF accepted many new members! Each day, we will be highlighting one. Please join us in welcoming, Beth Terrana, Board Member, Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

 

Beth retired from Fidelity investments in 2003, after a successful 20 year career managing numerous equity mutual funds. She turned her attention to the nonprofit institutions that she was passionate about. Beth serves in various capacities at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston Children’s, Big Sister Assn of Greater Boston, and the DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum.

Watch Member Andrea Silbert Speak on Money, Gender, & Diversity in Academia Panel

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Watch the Feb. 24th panel discussion: Money, Gender, & Diversity in Academia, Featuring MWF Members Andrea Silbert, President of Eos Foundation. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFlbYJhJxqw

 

The panel included Dr. Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Dean of Boston University School of Law, Kim Churches, CEO AAUW, and Dr. Mary Ann Villarreal, Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion University of Utah.

New Member Spotlight: Juliette Mayers

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In 2020, MWF accepted many new members! Each day, we will be highlighting one. Please join us in welcoming, Juliette Mayers, CEO, Author, Speaker, Inspiration Zone LLC.

 

Mayers is Founder and CEO of Inspiration Zone LLC (IZL), a strategic consulting firm specializing in Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Strategy, Brand Management and Thought Leadership.  She is known for helping clients integrate D&I and multicultural insights to provide value-driven, innovative solutions that position brands for success in the global marketplace. In addition to her consulting practice, she motivates and inspires audiences through her keynotes and workshops on inclusive leadership, strategic networking, personal branding, and women’s leadership.

New Member Spotlight: Lisa Wieland

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In 2020, MWF accepted many new members! Each day, we will be highlighting one. Please join us in welcoming, Lisa Wieland, CEO, Massport.

 

Lisa Wieland is the Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport). As CEO, Wieland leads 1,300 employees and oversees an organization with a pre-pandemic budget of more than $900 million and a mission of connecting Massachusetts and New England to the world to support the Commonwealth’s economic development and transportation goals, while demonstrating a commitment to neighboring communities. Massport’s portfolio includes Boston Logan International Airport, Worcester Regional Airport, Hanscom Airfield, the public facilities at the Port of Boston, as well as commercial real estate in East Boston, South Boston, and Charlestown.

New Member Spotlight: Patricia Bellinger

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In 2020, MWF accepted many new members! Each day, we will be highlighting one. Please join us in welcoming, Patricia Bellinger, Chief of Staff to the President, Harvard University.

 

Patricia Bellinger is Chief of Staff to the President of Harvard University. She previously served in several leadership roles across Harvard including Executive Director at the Center for Public Leadership, Senior Fellow and Adjunct Lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School, and Executive Director of Executive Education at Harvard Business School. Bellinger is an internationally recognized expert on diversity, inclusion and leadership development.

New Member Spotlight: Suzanne Bates

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In 2020, MWF accepted many new members! Each day, we will be highlighting one. Please join us in welcoming, Suzanne Bates, CEO, Bates Communication.

 

Suzanne Bates is CEO of Bates, a coaching and leadership development firm with a mission to help leaders shape the world. A former award-winning broadcast journalist, Suzanne has pioneered a unique approach to helping leaders drive results through communicative leadership. Her firm created the first and only research-based, scientifically validated assessment to measure executive presence, the Bates ExPI™.

New Member Spotlight: Alexandra Drane

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In 2020, MWF accepted many new members! Each day, we will be highlighting one. Please join us in welcoming, Alexandra Drane, CEO/Co-Founder, ARCHANGELS.

 

Alexandra is co-founder and CEO of ARCHANGELS.  She served as Wellness Expert for Prudential, and co-founded Eliza Corporation (acquired by HMS Holdings Corp: HMSY), Engage with Grace, and three other companies (all boot-strapped).  A serial entrepreneur, she is also a cashier-on-leave for Walmart.  She believes retail is the front line of health, that caregivers are our country’s greatest asset, and that we need to expand the definition of health to include life.

New Member Spotlight: Melissa Chang

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In 2020, MWF accepted many new members! Each day, we will be highlighting one. Please join us in welcoming, Melissa Chang, President & CEO, Pure Incubation.

 

A respected expert and pioneer in lead generation, data driven strategies, and the development of web applications, Melissa has an impressive track record of delivering online innovations and leading successful web application development. She has more than a decade of in-the-trenches experience in the industry, including executive leadership positions at Ziff Davis, Connexus Media, and IDG.