Y-Vonne Hutchinson

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s International Women’s Day Forum on March 5, we’re highlighting 10 inspiring leaders who have made their mark in advancing opportunities for women and girls. Y-Vonne Hutchinson is the founder of Ready Set, a diversity solutions firm based in Oakland, CA, and a co-founder/adviser of Project Include.

Nalini Polavarapu

Nalini Polavarapu has always been interested in taking an interdisciplinary approach to solving challenges on a global scale. She currently works as the Head of Data Sciences – Customer Centricity at Bayer. With a strong foundational background in STEM coursework, she developed a lifelong passion for AI and agriculture, that she has been able to combine when she began her work as Bayer’s first data scientist over 10 years ago. Since then, the team has vastly expanded and the overall data science community within Bayer Crop Science alone employs 700 + people. We sat down with her learn more about her experience as a woman in the tech industry and advice she would give to women looking to follow a similar path. — Alexa Miller, Director, Digital Empowers National Campaign

Angela Fuentes

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s International Women’s Day Forum on March 5, we’re highlighting 10 inspiring leaders who have made their mark in advancing opportunities for women and girls. Angela Fuentes is the Co-Founder & CEO of FortyTwentyAM, a Flat Pattern Maker, and a pattern-making instructor at Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM). She’s been in the fashion industry for 12+ years and has owned her company since 2012.

20/20 Vision in South Carolina
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Nancy Lee Sánchez, Executive Director of the Kaplan Educational Foundation, recently examined the important purpose community colleges serve in the future of workforce development. A key point made is “community colleges are defined differently by those who enroll in them”, in other words, people view community colleges as a pathway towards different goals.
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In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s International Women’s Day Forum on March 5, we’re highlighting 10 inspiring leaders who have made their mark in advancing opportunities for women and girls. One of these leaders is Alisha Ramos, Founder and CEO of Girls' Night In (GNI), a company helping people unwind, take care, and cultivate community.

JENNIFER GAMBOA-COPELAND

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s International Women’s Day Forum on March 5, we’re highlighting 10 inspiring leaders who have made their mark in advancing opportunities for women and girls. Jennifer Gamboa-Copeland, Diversity & Inclusion - Women & Black-African American Segments, AT&T, leads efforts to promote an inclusive work environment.

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In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s International Women’s Day Forum on March 5, we’re highlighting 10 inspiring leaders who have made their mark in advancing opportunities for women and girls. Afdhel Aziz, Founder and Chief Purpose Officer, Conspiracy of Love, and Author, Good is the New Cool, is an expert in brand purpose and social impact. 

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In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s International Women’s Day Forum on March 5, we’re highlighting 10 inspiring leaders who have made their mark in advancing opportunities for women and girls. Vildan Kehr, Divisional Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition at Abbott, talked to us about the biggest issues facing women today and how we can address them.

Sherrie Westin

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s International Women’s Day Forum on March 5, we’re highlighting 10 inspiring leaders who have made their mark in advancing opportunities for women and girls. Sherrie Westin, President of Social Impact and Philanthropy for Sesame Workshop, leads the Workshop’s efforts to help children everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. 

CCR&R in America
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A two-generation approach is needed to ensure today’s workforce can make productive contributions now, while tomorrow’s workforce is prepared and positioned to take on what the future holds. America’s need for high-quality, affordable childcare is so great, it will take efforts by all of us to make the system work. Child Care Aware® of America discusses the grassroots effort of CCR&Rs.

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