April 27, 2016 - Recently, the newly founded Women in LEADership Organization solidified their place on the Endicott College campus with a groundbreaking event. The EC Changemakers Conference, hosted at Tupper Manor, brought together students, influential leaders, and the Endicott community for a night of learning and inspiration.
The event was designed to honor the legacy of Dr. Eleanor Tupper who founded Endicott College in 1939 as a college for women. Dr. Tupper had a vision to create opportunities for women to advance in the workplace. The college has long envisioned a conference like this, with over 120 diverse attendees. Students from Endicott and other local colleges, faculty, alumni, outside professionals, and dynamic speakers came together to inspire the next generation of leaders to excel in their chosen industries.
Keynote speakers that opened and closed the night were Nancy Frates, ALS Advocate instrumental in the creation of the Ice Bucket Challenge, and Libby Moore, Endicott graduate and former Chief of Staff to Oprah Winfrey. Both women brought their A-game to the stage where they shared stories and provided the audience with powerful lessons on embracing change, learning from every decision, and finding the next step forward. Their insights were powerful, honest, and inspiring.
The event could not have been a success without the wisdom and advice provided by featured industry leaders including: Veronica Armstrong; Marketing and Customer Happiness Manager at Lovepop, Paul Coz; Vice President of Human Resources at Gorton’s, Judith Cronin; Executive Director at Greater Beverly YMCA, Kim Driscoll; Mayor of Salem, MA, Amanda Heglin; Manager of Sponsor Services, Boston Red Sox, Jessica Kahlenberg; graduate student at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Founder of Linxx, Susie Kuhn; Vice President of Merchandising at Converse North America, John Murphy; Managing Director and Director of Investment Analytics at Wellington Management, Holly Nichols; Fashion Illustrator and Owner of H. Nichols Illustration, Pat Parcellin; CEO of Girls Scouts Eastern Massachusetts, Irene Walsh; Healthcare Management Executive, and Sheree Zizik; CEO of Cruiseport Gloucester.
Based on the enthusiastic response from attendees and speakers, the Endicott Women in LEADership organization is committed to making EC Changemakers an annual industry event.
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