LEIGHANNE BAKER, Chief HR Officer, Corporate Senior Vice President, Cargill, is excited to share that she has been elected to the ABM Board of Directors, effective immediately. To read more about the appointment, read the press release HERE.
BEVERLY BEAUDOIN, Principal, Beverly Beaudoin & Associates; SUSAN FALK, Retired Fashion Industry CEO and Non-Executive Board Director; GRACE RICHARDSON, Former Vice President, Colgate-Palmolive Company, have been appointed to the Advisory Board of Karen Roberts New York. Karen Roberts designs and manufactures classic American style sheath dresses for day, evening, after 5 and special occasion. The dresses are beautifully crafted, sewn in NYC and produced available in a multitude of fabrics, colors, patterns, and textures.
JANICE ELLIG, CEO, The Ellig Group LLC, will be speaking at the Yale University Women on Boards Program, a week-long course offered to women interested in joining their first corporate board. She will also be accepting the award for Distinguished Service to the YMCA at this year’s Harold C. Smith Annual Dinner on November 14th.
LUDY GREEN, President and Founder, Second Chance Employment Services, was recently appointed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as the Agency Lead on Counter-Trafficking. In this role she will address trafficking in persons internationally through foreign assistance initiatives, programs and policies, in the USG interagency, and intra-Agency policy and programmatic fora.
CHERYL HELLER, President, CommonWise, the Measured Lab, SVA, is excited to announce the publication of her newest book, The Intergalactic Design Guide: Harnessing the Creative Potential of Social Design. She was also interviewed on Wharton Radio and published an article in the Harvard Business Review.
RIKKI KLIEMAN, Attorney and CBS News Legal Analyst, CBS, was honored to conduct the interview of Dr. Angela Onwuachi-WIllig, the new Dean of Boston University School of Law at a reception at Proskauer Rose in New York City on October 23. Rikki also spoke at Northwestern University’s Council of 100 for their 25th Anniversary about what has changed for women during this quarter century; she spoke at the Founding Members meeting on women who wanted to have it all in 1993. In September, Rikki was chosen to cover the Kavanaugh hearing in Washington DC with the CBS News Anchors where Dr. Ford and Brett Kavanaugh testified.
CAROL ROBLES-ROMÁN, Co-President and CEO, ERA Coalition and the Fund for Women’s Equality, was profiled in an article for the Guardian earlier this month. To read the complete text of the story, click HERE.
CASEY SANTOS, Chief Information Officer, General Atlantic, will be honored at the YMCA of NYC’s 4th Annual Hispanic Achiever’s reception on Tuesday, November 6th at Carnegie Hall. Her fellow honorees include: Rick Gomez, EVP & CMO, Target and Félix Matos Rodríguez, President, Queens College. To learn more about the event, click HERE.
LISA SUN, CEO, Project Gravitas, was profiled in an article for Forbes, discussing the groundbreaking work she and her company are doing in the fashion industry, especially in the sphere of body diversity/positivity. To read the entire article, click HERE.
LISA SUN, CEO, Project Gravitas and JOI GORDON, CEO, Dress for Success Worldwide, are pleased to partner to kick off the holiday season with a Giving Tuesday campaign. The campaign, called #DFSPowerPiece, celebrates the moment when a woman puts on that special item that makes her feel confident and powerful. Project Gravitas is one of five signature partners with featured pieces in a curated “Success Collection” to be sold via a dedicated microsite. A percentage of sales from the Gravitas Josephine blazer and other partner pieces will benefit Dress for Success and support more women in finding their power. #DFSPowerPiece kicks off on social media in November with a call to action for individuals to donate to Dress for Success and to post a picture of their power piece, and cumulates on November 27, 2018, when #DFSPowerPiece shopping goes live. Learn more and prepare to share your power on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter @dressforsuccess and #DFSPowerPiece.
JUDITH SPITZ, Founding Program Director: Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York, Cornell Tech, is excited to announce a unique program that tackles the issue of making sure that women are able to close the gap in landing STEM paid internships, so vital to their professional success after graduation. The program works with companies large and small to make sure that female STEM students secure paid 3-week “Winterships” during January recess. To learn more, click HERE.
ALICIA SYRETT, Founder & CEO, Pantegrion Capital, was the Master of Ceremonies at the NASDAQ for the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce’s annual Innovate46 event, a speaker at the Angel Capital Association’s Women Summit (which she helped plan), a panelist at Stage2Startups, and a panelist at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)’s PILOT Pitch Prize at the Javits Center. She appeared on MSNBC’s “Your Business” show in two segments: Elevator Pitch and Business Answers. She moderated a Fireside Chat with John Rogers – the CEO, President, and CIO of Ariel Investments – and served on a panel entitled “Ask the Experts Power Breakfast: 2019 Economic Trends” at the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Global Leaders’ Summit in DC. She was also a guest on the See Jane Invest podcast