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Igniting The Leadership Potential Of Women

NEW YORK, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  The White House Project – a national organization dedicated to igniting the leadership of women in business and politics – has elected seven new members to its Board of Directors.

"These powerful women and men hail from varying backgrounds and industries, and offer unique skills that will propel us, and our alumnae, toward further success," says Tiffany Dufu, President of The White House Project. "Our strong, diverse board reflects our organization and the women leaders we empower."

Targeting women aged 21-35, The White House Project is focused on developing the pipeline of women's leadership talent through coaching, training and networking opportunities.

The new Board Directors include Michael Balaoing , President of Blue Planet Training; Virginia " Ginny" Corsi, President and CEO of Corsi Associates; Danielle Hootnick , Director of Marketing and Investor Relations, FirstMark Capital; Cheryle Jackson , Vice President Government Affairs & Corporate Development, AAR Corp.; Mahsa Pelosky , Philanthropist; Ravi Singh , Managing Director, Asset Management, Credit Suisse; and Jim Wetrich , President and General Manager of The Americas, Molnlycke Health Care U.S., LLC.

They join continuing members, Beth Brooke (Chair), Global Vice Chair, Public Policy, Ernst & Young; Lucie Lapovsky (Treasurer), Former President, Mercy College; Geena Davis , Founder, See Jane Do; Abigail Disney , Founder and President, Daphne Foundation; Lisa-Marie Monsanto , Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP; and Sudha Shetty , Director, International Fellowship Program, University of Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.

"Our vision is to make a real difference in the profile of women leaders across the country," states Ms. Dufu. "And our Board is rapidly propelling us toward that goal."

For more information and for interviews with any of the individuals included in this release, please visit www.thewhitehouseproject.org or call Kona Goulet, VP – External Affairs, at (212) 709-4450.

ABOUT THE WHITE HOUSE PROJECT

The White House Project ignites the leadership of women in business and politics. We connect, coach and educate an ever-expanding alumnae network of 14,000 nationwide. With a focus on women aged 21-35, we activate the ambition, creativity and skills necessary for innovative and effective leadership.

FULL BOARD LIST

  • Beth Brooke (Chair), Global Vice Chair, Public Policy, Ernst & Young
  • Lucie Lapovsky (Treasurer), Former President, Mercy College
  • Michael Balaoing, President, Blue Planet Training
  • Ginny Corsi, President and CEO, Corsi Associates
  • Geena Davis, Founder, See Jane Do
  • Abigail Disney, Founder and President, Daphne Foundation
  • Danielle Hootnick, Director of Marketing and Investor Relations, FirstMark Capital
  • Cheryle Jackson, Vice President Government Affairs & Corporate Development, AAR Corp.
  • Lisa-Marie Monsanto, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Mahsa Pelosky, Philanthropist
  • Sudha Shetty, Director, International Fellowship Program, University of Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs
  • Ravi Singh, Managing Director, Asset Management, Credit Suisse
  • Jim Wetrich, President and General Manager of The Americas, Molnlycke Health Care U.S., LLC

Media Contact: Kona GouletVice President, External Affairs Phone: (212) 709-4450 kgoulet@thewhitehouseproject.org

SOURCE The White House Project

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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