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FEATURED MOVER | Jenny Livelli, The Children’s Guild Alliance

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The Children’s Guild Alliance named Jenny Livelli as president and CEO, bringing more than two decades experience in education, human services and nonprofit leadership as the organization’s first woman CEO in the $86-million organization’s 67-year history and its first new ...

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FEATURED MOVER | Cindy Plavier-Truitt, Humanim

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Cindy Plavier-Truitt was named president and CEO of Humanim, the Maryland-based nonprofit. She succeeds Humanim’s longtime CEO, Henry Posko, who retired in September. Plavier-Truitt has worked at Humanim for 32 years and had been serving as Interim CEO following her ...

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Executive Alliance accepting applications for mentoring program

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Executive Alliance, which promotes women leaders in Maryland, is accepting applications for the organization’s yearlong mentoring program, Effective Impact, which provides individual guidance and professional skills to help midlevel professional women achieve their career goals. Effective Impact provides participants with ...

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FEATURED MOVER | Allison Siegel, CULTA

CULTA Welcomes Ms. Allison Siegel as New COO

Allison Siegel was named new chief operating officer of CULTA, a craft quality producer of cannabis flower and cannabis extracts. Prior to joining CULTA, Siegel was president at Next Day Blinds, a Maryland-based, direct-to-consumer business with more than 400 employees. She has more than ...

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Yellen says women face many obstacles in economics careers

FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2017 file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington. Yellen, the first woman to head the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury Department, says women seeking to pursue careers in economics face a number of obstacles from the way beginning economics courses are taught to overly aggressive questioning questions in college seminars. “There is a cultural problem in the profession and we need to change the culture,” Yellen said Monday, March 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

WASHINGTON — Janet Yellen, the first woman to head the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury Department, says women seeking to pursue careers in economics face a number of obstacles from the way beginning economics courses are taught to overly ...

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NFL hires first Black female game official, Maia Chaka

Field judge Steve Currie, left, and line judge Maia Chaka talk between plays while officiating an NCAA college football game between Washington and North Dakota Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

NEW YORK — The NFL has hired Maia Chaka as the first Black female official in league history. She will work games during the 2021 season. “I am honored to be selected as an NFL official,” Chaka said. “But this ...

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Women to see increase in philanthropic giving power

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Research shows that over the next few decades, women are poised to inherit roughly 70% of intergenerational wealth. Making these numbers even more impressive is the fact that some of these women (traditional couples) may inherit twice: from their parents ...

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FEATURED MOVER | Dr. Theresa B. Felder, Harford Community College

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Dr. Theresa B. Felder was appointed the 10th president of Harford Community College and began her new position Jan. 1. She comes to Harford Community College from Clark State College in Springfield, Ohio, where she most recently served as the ...

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‘Turning point’: Women of color increasingly leading Boston

This Jan. 6, 2020, photo shows Boston City Council President Kim Janey at Boston City Hall. When Mayor Marty Walsh is confirmed in 2021as President Joe Biden's Secretary of Labor, Janey will be Boston's interim mayor, the first time the office will be held by a Black woman. (David L Ryan/The Boston Globe via AP)

BOSTON — For the better part of a century, the iconic image of a Boston mayor typically conjured up the figure of James Michael Curley — the real-life Irish-American city boss elected four times as mayor between 1914 and 1946. ...

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