Kathy Cloninger, CEO of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., and an NCRW Board member, received an honorary doctorate from Texas A&M University. On Saturday, May 14, 2011 Cloninger was presented her honorary degree and served as the keynote commencement speaker for the undergraduate ceremonies.
Cloninger has more than two decades in Girl Scouting include service as a CEO with Girl Scout councils in Tennessee, Texas, and Colorado; as national management consultant for GSUSA; and as a participant in groundbreaking task groups strategizing on girls' well-being. She was also an executive grant-maker at the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, CEO of two YWCA branches in Texas, and a career development consultant.
Cloninger serves as secretary of the board of directors of the National Assembly of Human Services, on the national boards of American Humanics and the National Council for Research on Women, and on advisory boards for America's Promise, See Jane, and the National Association of Corporate Boards. She is a founder of Tennessee's Association of Nonprofit Executives. She has received numerous awards, including Nonprofit CEO of the Year 2000 from the Center for Nonprofit Management and the NCCJ Human Relations Award.
Submitted by Kate Meyer on Mon, 04/04/2011 - 5:13pm
*By Kate Meyer
Last week Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Preeta Bansal, General Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, hosted a White House Webchat to highlight findings from the recently released report Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being. Here at NCRW we were thrilled to see Jarrett and Bansal advocating for the same policies and programs that are on our agenda.
Submitted by sbanerjee on Mon, 04/04/2011 - 11:00am
We are proud to present an Author Series event with
COURTNEY E. MARTIN
Author of Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists
Thursday, April 14, 6-8 p.m. Olin 120, Olin Hall
Courtney Martin's rich profiles of the new generation of activists dig deep to ask the questions that really matter: How do you create a meaningful life? Can one person even begin to make a difference in our hugely complex, globalized world?
For more information or to register, contact: Joan Whalen The Center for Women's Leadership at Babson College firstname.lastname@example.org 781-239-5001
I took the helm at The White House Project at an interesting moment for women. Last week’s report from the White House, which Kate Meyer mentioned in yesterday’s post, coupled with a political, economic and social environment that is best described as extremely volatile across the globe, demonstrates how, on this International Women’s Day 2011, we are presented with a unique opportunity.
Submitted by sbanerjee on Tue, 03/08/2011 - 1:33am
Passionate Politics: The Life & Work of Charlotte Bunch
A New One-Hour Documentary by Tami Gold
This new film tells the story of Charlotte Bunch, from idealistic young civil rights organizer to lesbian activist, to internationally-recognized leaders of a campaign to put women's rights on the global human rights agenda. Charlotte has been both a product and creator of her times: every chapter in her life is a chapter in the story of the modern feminist activism, from its roots in the 1960s struggles for social justice to international campaigns against gender-based violence today.