Impact Center Announces 2013 Women’s Leadership Fellows
Empowering Leaders who are Shaping the Future
Washington – Today the Impact Center announced the 2013 Class of Women’s Leadership Fellows. The high-potential women who make up this class come from such diverse professional fields as the, law, medicine, technology, education, military, government and the arts. Each one has achieved impressive success early in her career and is poised to take on greater leadership roles that will make a difference in our society.
The Impact Center conducted a nationally competitive search for the best and brightest in the public, private and non-profit sectors. These women rose above the rest because of their extraordinary experiences as leaders and demonstrated commitment to giving back and helping other succeed. “The members of the 2013 class are talented individuals who are shaping the future” remarked John Hart, Founder and CEO of the Impact Center. “The program is designed to enhance their skills and expand their impact on society.”
The Impact Center's 2013 Women's Leadership Fellows are:
Naomi Baer, Senior Director, Global Partner Operations, Kiva
Jennifer Burns, Assistant Professor of History, Stanford University
Stephenie Gosnell Handler, Attorney, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Janet Hostetler, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
Julie Kashen, Executive Director, Flexibility Online
Heather King, Attorney, Boies, Schiller and Flexner LLP
Julia Kurnik, Director of Research and Policy, National Women's Business Council
Kiah Morris, Community Health Improvement Specialist, Southwestern Vermont Health Care
Elizabeth Paxton, Product Director, Johnson and Johnson
Obrea Poindexter, Partner, Morrison & Foerster
Colleen Walz, Deputy Chief, City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire
Jeannette Wolfe, Associate Clinical Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
The Impact Center is a 501(c) 3 organization committed to leveling the playing field for diverse women leaders. Our signature Women’s Leadership Program is a nationally competitive program targeting high-potential women across different sectors who are shaping the future. Participants benefit from a unique talent development model that helps them strengthen their professional network, build professional and leadership skills, and realize their personal career goals. In return, Fellows commit to contribute their time and talent over the course of their careers to making a positive societal impact.
At the heart of this leadership program is a dynamic mentoring model and a series of innovative programs that will develop their skills and expand their networks. The fellows will be paired with accomplished mentors who will provide them with feedback and guidance to not only help them ascend within their careers but to also expand their societal impact.
A key component of this year-long program is exposure to premier institutions and inspirational leaders who offer aspirational models in the public, private and non-profit sectors.
The 2013 Women’s Leadership Fellows came together for the first time as a group at the Impact Center’s Women’s Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. to engage with senior leaders in powerful discussions on how to thrive as a women leaders and maximize their impact on their organization and our society. Fellows went to the White House for a roundtable discussion with senior Administration officials and came away inspired to make a difference in their careers.