Women Who Lead

Key bills that affect women

The Maryland State House in 2019. (Maximilian Franz / Special to The Daily Record)

The following is a list of key bills that impact women that have been filed in the Maryland General Assembly for the 2020 session. Special thanks to Michelle Siri executive director of the Women’s Law Center of Maryland who helped ...

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FEATURED MOVER | Sarah Goodling, Crosby Marketing Communications


Sarah Goodling, a public relations & social media supervisor at Crosby Marketing Communications, was elected president of the board of directors for the Chesapeake Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Goodling’s term as president of PRSA Chesapeake ...

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2020 The Year of the Woman in Maryland


During the 2018 mid-term elections, more than half of women (55%) who were eligible to vote cast ballots, according to the Pew Research Center. Around 51.8% of eligible male voters turned out. As the 2020 election moves into high gear ...

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5 Women Who Influenced Me: Adrienne Jones, Maryland House Speaker

House Speaker Del. Adrienne Jones poses at her desk after an interview Jan. 2 in her office in Annapolis. (The Daily Record / Jason Whong)

Occasionally, we ask one of our Top 100 Women or Leading Women winners to name five women who have influenced her, personally and professionally. Do you know a Top 100 Woman or Leading Woman who should be featured here? Email ...

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Passion in Action: MaryBeth Hyland


As Founder and Chief Visionary of SparkVision, MaryBeth Hyland is an expert in workplace culture and is known for her ability to operationalize a company’s core values into the day-to-day norms for increased passion, purpose and productivity. Hyland is a Circle of Excellence member after ...

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Watch Me: Laura Hale, American Heart Association

Laura Hale

As part of the 25th Anniversary of Top 100 Women, The Daily Record is supporting the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign. Laura Hale Government Relations Director American Heart Association Growing up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, I saw ...

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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. The application is available online ...

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Economic Justice for Women: A look at key issues affecting women

Women Who Lead panel

Economic justice is critical for everyone, but it’s especially critical for women. “Economic justice is important for everyone,” Caryn York, chief executive officer for the Job Opportunities Task Force, said. “Yet when more than 80% of households are led by ...

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Getting stakeholders involved can be key to passing legislation

Getting legislation passed Women Who Lead

Luwanda Jenkins seized the opportunity when then-Del. Shelly Hettleman (now a senator) turned to her and asked if the Executive Alliance would be interested in sponsoring a bill to help more women serve on corporate and nonprofit boards. “Organizations like ...

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