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Joanna Barsh

Author of How Remarkable Women Lead and Centered Leadership

McKinsey Director Emeritus

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Joanna created and launched The Centered Leadership Project in 2008 at McKinsey & Company in collaboration with dozens of colleagues to accelerate development of aspiring leaders. She is a strong advocate for women.

Invited by Mayor Bloomberg, Joanna served on NYC's Commission on Women's Issues from 2002 to 2013. She led ground-breaking research on unlocking the potential of women for The Wall Street Journal's Women in the Economy Task Force in 2011 and 2012 and for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 2013.  A member of the U.S. State Department's International Council on Women's Business Leadership, Joanna helped launch a program to develop women leaders globally. 

She holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago and Harvard Business School, where she was a Baker Scholar.

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

6 - 8 pm

Villanova Room, Connelly Center

Villanova University





Children's Winter Coat Drive

We will be collecting new and gently used winter coats, gloves and hats for infants, toddlers and children to benefit Cradles to Crayons.

Please bring donations to the event.




VWPN Networking Event in

Washington, D.C.

The VWPN invites you to connect with Villanova women in the Greater Washington, DC region at a reception at the home of F. Davis '77 P'10 and Lynda Camalier P'10.

Network and hear from accomplished women in our region. There will also be an opportunity to learn about ways you can get involved with Villanova in DC.

Thursday, October 15th from 6 to 8 pm

Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Click here to register for this complimentary event



Children's Winter Coat Drive for

Cradles to Crayons

We will be Collecting New and Gently Used Winter Coats, Gloves and Hats for Infants, Toddlers and Children.

Please bring your donations to the Clay Center in Bartley Hall between Monday, October 19 and Friday, October 30, 2015.



Work Smart Salary Negotiation Workshops

This workshop is targeted to Villanova graduate student women and alumnae to help enhance their earnings for the rest of their working lives.

Registration Fee: $15 (includes meal)

Sunday, November 15 at 1 p.m.


Health Services Building, Room 200

Villanova Campus


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Cheryl Carleton
Director, Villanova Women's Professional Network

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