Register Now for the Women Who Lead Webinar Series!
Time & Location
About the event
Join us for the first webinar in the Women Who Lead series, as working moms discuss solutions for supporting women entering and re-entering the workforce. COVID-19 has exacerbated the career and financial stability gains of mothers across the country. In many cases, it has derailed upward mobility and forced millions of hardworking women away from their goals and aspirations. We have new “taxes” levied on working mothers desiring to leverage telework and have added new responsibilities to an already filled day as mothers help children navigate the unpredictable school environment.
Parenting responsibilities have been exacerbated by COVID-19 policies, health concerns, and at times, inflexible workplaces. Each leader will share real world experiences from corporate C-suite, nonprofit, and entrepreneurship start-up business environments to reflect on what economists refer to as a “national exodus of female talent.”
Danielle Applegate is the Director of Veteran and Military Family Engagement where she supports the deployment of the electronic health record to the DoD, the VA, and the US Coast Guard through stakeholder education and engagement. A self-professed data nerd who enjoys absorbing as much information as possible, she resides in Alexandria, VA where she is currently being raised by a son and daughter who are convinced they know it all.
Dr. Keisha Stephenson Taylor Is the Senior Director, Alumni & Postsecondary Engagement at NAF with the responsibility of leading the development and implementation of alumni events and developing, cultivating, and leading postsecondary programming efforts. Her mission as a social purpose leader is to develop connections and pathways between educators and business leaders so they can learn strategies that support young people in becoming the next generation of leaders and educators.
Ginny Waller is the former Executive Director of the largest, free-standing sexual assault services agency in South Carolina. She is a lawyer with more than sixteen years of experience in nonprofit leadership development and operational efficiency with specializations in change management and relationship building. Her passion is supporting nonprofit leaders as a thought partner and strategic adviser to build capacity to dream their nonprofits' visions into reality as founder and principal adviser of Waller Consulting, LLC.
Melanie Fonder Kaye is the Founder of the strategic communications firm MFK Strategies. A mom of three, she is an experienced communications strategist, writer and former Director of Communications to Dr. Jill Biden. Before that, Melanie was a vice president at GMMB, where she helped create real and lasting change through advocacy and communications for a variety of progressive issues and clients. A Wisconsin native, she also served as press secretary to former Governor Jim Doyle and began her career as a reporter.
Rosye Cloud is the President of STRATA9 and an entrepreneur for social good. She has served in various senior positions across the federal government, including at the White House, Office of Management and Budget's Performance Improvement Council, U.S. Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and internationally in support of NATO. Cloud has led national security and domestic policy addressing career transitions, educational attainment, child and youth services, mental health, and suicide prevention. Now, she is actively advancing the free College movement by advocating for the national adoption of College Promise for All.