Navigating a career through the nonprofit sector may not be as easy as most people imagine. Once you decide to forgo the monetary bottom line to work for a specific cause or organization, you would think that doors would immediately open for you, and opportunities allowing you to work on behalf of the ‘greater good’ would be plentiful. Wrong. The nonprofit sector is just as competitive as the for-profit sector, with many individuals transitioning between for-profit and nonprofit work.
What are some of the pathways through and into the nonprofit sector and how can they be successfully navigated?
Join Demos, the National Council for Research on Women, The White House Project, New York Women's Agenda, and NOW-NYC to discuss strategies for advancing women into leadership positions. Panelists will examine how and why the US is lagging behind other countries, what strategies can make a difference, and why and how some international and business groups are pressing for change.
Moderator: Linda Tarr-Whelan - Distinguished Senior Fellow, Demos
Kathy Cloninger, CEO of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., and an NCRW Board member, received an honorary doctorate from Texas A&M University. On Saturday, May 14, 2011 Cloninger was presented her honorary degree and served as the keynote commencement speaker for the undergraduate ceremonies.
Cloninger has more than two decades in Girl Scouting include service as a CEO with Girl Scout councils in Tennessee, Texas, and Colorado; as national management consultant for GSUSA; and as a participant in groundbreaking task groups strategizing on girls' well-being. She was also an executive grant-maker at the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, CEO of two YWCA branches in Texas, and a career development consultant.
Cloninger serves as secretary of the board of directors of the National Assembly of Human Services, on the national boards of American Humanics and the National Council for Research on Women, and on advisory boards for America's Promise, See Jane, and the National Association of Corporate Boards. She is a founder of Tennessee's Association of Nonprofit Executives. She has received numerous awards, including Nonprofit CEO of the Year 2000 from the Center for Nonprofit Management and the NCCJ Human Relations Award.
Submitted by Kate Meyer on Mon, 04/04/2011 - 4:13pm
*By Kate Meyer
Last week Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Preeta Bansal, General Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, hosted a White House Webchat to highlight findings from the recently released report Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being. Here at NCRW we were thrilled to see Jarrett and Bansal advocating for the same policies and programs that are on our agenda.
We are proud to present an Author Series event with
COURTNEY E. MARTIN
Author of Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists
Thursday, April 14, 6-8 p.m. Olin 120, Olin Hall
Courtney Martin's rich profiles of the new generation of activists dig deep to ask the questions that really matter: How do you create a meaningful life? Can one person even begin to make a difference in our hugely complex, globalized world?
For more information or to register, contact: Joan Whalen The Center for Women's Leadership at Babson College firstname.lastname@example.org 781-239-5001