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Colors of Leadership: Women Making a Difference

Simmons College Conference March 11 to Focus on Diverse Leadership Strategies

BOSTON (March 1, 2004) — Women from across Boston will share their diverse leadership skills at a Simmons College conference Thursday, March 11 from 3-5 p.m. in the Simmons College third floor Conference Center, 300 The Fenway. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. A networking reception will follow.

The event, "Colors of Leadership: Women Making a Difference," will celebrate the diverse leadership of women in Greater Boston. Women representing a variety of sectors will discuss their work to better communities, and reflect on the influence of cultural background on leadership styles, experiences, and accomplishments.

The moderator is Renae Gray, executive director of the Boston Women's Fund.

Panelists include Donna Bivens, co-director of the Women's Theological Center; Denise Goncalves, executive director, Cape Verdean Task Force; Adelisa Gonzalez, charitable giving manager, Corporate Affairs Department, Mellon New England; Letta Neely, program director, Boston GLASS Community Center; and Sayra Pinto, VIA (Vision, Intent, and Action) program director, Roca, Inc.

The event is sponsored by the United Way of Massachusetts Bay Today's Girls'. Tomorrow's Leaders Initiative. For more information, or to register, contact Diane Hammer at the Simmons Institute for Leadership and Change at 617-521-2480 or

Simmons College is a nationally recognized, small, private, predominantly women's university in the heart of Boston. It has undergraduate programs for women and graduate programs for women and men.