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Women in Local Leadership Forum with Dr. Mary Grant, Bridgewater State University

May 6, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am

“What does being a leader mean to you?”
Join us for conversations with some of the region’s top women leaders (and some up and coming stars). Hear their stories, soak in their perspectives on how to navigate various industries.

9am: Check-in & Networking
9:15 am: Speaker Presentations, Q&A
10:15 am: Wrap up

Attendees will have the opportunity to:

•    Get to know some of our region’s leaders, their story and hear their perspectives on how to step up to the plate] •    Connection to other business people in the region
•    Tips and tricks of navigating a specific field and/or career path
•    New contacts

$35 per session OR buy bundle of 6 for $150 (plus bonus networking session!)


WebContentPageDr. Mary K. Grant
Senior Administrative Fellow for Civics and Social Justice

Bridgewater State University

Dr. Mary Grant joined Bridgewater State University in January 2020 as Senior Administrative Fellow for Civics and Social Justice, moved “by the opportunity to continue to work on issues of equity, social justice and civic engagement.” She leads the Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice, and was appointed by President Clark to co-chair and oversee the work of the Racial Justice Task Force.

Dr. Grant previously served as President and CEO of The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate, positioning the Institute as a hub for civic engagement, participatory democracy, and invigorating civil discourse.

She served as the seventh chancellor at the University of North Carolina Asheville, after having served for 12 years as president of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA). She was the Chief Academic Officer and Deputy CEO of UMassOnline and a Senior Fellow at the John W. McCormack Institute of Public Affairs at UMass Boston, where she led the institute’s master’s program in public affairs and served as director of the Center for Social Policy. Dr. Grant has served on a wide range of boards including Campus Compact, United Way of Asheville, and Northern Berkshire Health Care. She is currently the Vice Chair of the Norman Rockwell Museum Board of Directors, a member of the program advisory committee for Project 351, the Civics Collaboratory with Citizens University, the American Council of Education (ACE) Civic Engagement and Democratic Communities of Practice, and the Mountain One Community Advisory Board. She earned her PhD at the Heller School for Social Welfare Policy at Brandeis University, Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from UMass Boston, a bachelor’s degree from MCLA/North Adams State and holds an honorary doctorate from Williams College.
Open to all South Shore Chamber Members. Advanced registration is required for this event. To register, click the green “register now” .  There is a 48-hour cancellation policy for all Chamber events.