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College Hosts Annual Leadership Program for Women

June 07, 2016

Laura Lemire
Communications and Marketing
(603) 641-7242

NEW Leadership New England ProgramSaint Anselm College is hosting the annual NEW LeadershipTM New England program, June 5-10. This residential leadership institute, held at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, is designed to educate and empower young women to be the next generation of female leaders.

This year, 25 women from colleges across the northeast were accepted to the program, including three students from Saint Anselm College. Susan Donahue '18, an English and secondary education major from Easton, Mass., applied because she wants to grow and utilize her communication skills.

"My goal is to develop into a more effective social justice and education leader on my campus," said Donahue. "I wanted to be a part of NEW LeadershipTM New England to learn from and be inspired by women who are leaders in their fields."

Saint Anselm College student Kaitlin Morel '18, an environmental science major, is also attending.

Keynote speaker Martha Coakley, former Massachusetts attorney general, will address participants on Monday, June 6. Throughout the week, the women will participate in workshops and seminars on topics including networking, public policy, and legislative processes. Several of the guest speakers, including Jeannette Davila '83, Nicole Lora '06, Gina Powers '06 and Alexandra Horton '11, are Saint Anselm College alumnae who now work in business, education, and politics.

Psychology professor and department chair Elizabeth Ossoff, and politics professor Jennifer Lucas co-direct the program. It is made possible by the generosity of E. Carol Polifroni, RN, EdD., and Susan Furlong, RN, JD, in honor of their mothers, and mothers everywhere, who have encouraged their daughters to be leaders.

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