A Message from Club President Rita B. Allen

Welcome back from a brief summer break which I hope was full of much recharging, relaxation, exploration and fun! We are very excited to kick off another calendar year that offers many program options, topics and opportunities.

Our vision is that No Woman Stands Alone and to reinforce this vision, you will see a focus on more opportunities to build one-on-one relationships and connections with fellow members. One way we intend to do so is by implementing structured networking within our programming to facilitate more of these connections. This will enable members to meet more members and learn about each other in a purposeful yet informal manner. Another way we intend to do this is to hold more of our ‘member collaboratives’ which bring together a small group of members to meet with board members and staff to engage in an open, intimate and casual dialogue around their Club experiences, needs and challenges. As a Club, our number one priority is to cultivate a culture of inclusion where all members feel a sense of belonging, are welcomed and engaged.

We have an impressive calendar of upcoming events starting with our “Setting the Pace & Changing the Face of Health & Life Sciences and “Planning for Board Service:  Know the Current Trends” in September; followed by “YOUR Privilege with Deborah Plummer” and Diversifying Funding Streams in Nonprofits” in October. All these upcoming programs are not to be missed, offering a distinguished list of esteemed speakers and panelists. Lastly, we are extremely excited to have our Corporate Salute scheduled for November 7th with the unveiling of our 2019 Census of gender diversity on corporate boards. Many thanks to all the committee members and staff who have worked hard throughout the summer months to create and implement these substantive programs!

Thank you all for your continued commitment to the Club and I look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you make them feel.”  –Maya Angelou

Best regards,

Rita B. Allen
President, The Boston Club