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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017
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YW ACADEMY OF WOMEN LEADERS
Welcomes 2017 Inductees during Program at Berkeley College
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The YW Academy of Women Leaders of the YWCA of the City of New York met at Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan on December 3, 2017, to continue important conversations that address how women can move outside their roles in their firms and to become part of a bigger community, and to welcome the 2017 inductees. The Academy is a network of 3,000 women leaders.
“Berkeley College is a place where women can tell their stories,” said Natalie Borneo, Chair, YW Academy of Women Leaders Committee. “This is our opportunity to create a different identity – to re-energize, to refocus and to re-activate this academy with you as a part of it. You have the skills; you have the abilities. You can transcend your firm to make change happen.”
Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College, also addressed the group. “Seventy percent of our students are female. Our mission and goal is to partner with groups in the community that can provide strong role models,” President Smith said.
The program’s panelists included Martina Cheung, Head of Global Risk Services at S&P Global, and Lisa Dolly, CEO for Pershing, a BNY Mellon company. Diane Recinos, EdD, Senior Vice President, Student Success, Berkeley College, was the moderator.
Ms. Dolly said, “Women should develop an appropriate level of confidence commensurate with experience and be willing and ready to take on new challenges and measured risk to move their careers forward.”
“You can do no greater good than provide access to your network of women who are looking to advance,” said Ms. Cheung.
“Berkeley College continues to be a place where all voices may be heard,” said Dr. Recinos. “We encourage students to be assertive, to broaden their networks and spheres of influence, and to tell their own stories, too.”
Photo Caption (Top): Important conversations continue to address how women can move outside their roles in their firms and become part of a bigger community among members of the YW Academy of Women Leaders at the program held at Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan. Panelists, left to right, are Lisa Dolly, CEO for Pershing, a BNY Mellon company, and Martina Cheung, Head of Global Risk Services at S&P Global. (Bottom): Past and present members of the YW Academy of Women leaders share the spotlight at Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan. Standing, third from left, is Diane Recinos, EdD, Senior Vice President, Student Success, Berkeley College; fourth from left, Natalie Borneo, Chair, YW Academy of Women Leaders Committee; sixth from left, Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College; center, Rosemarie Bonelli, Interim President, YWCA of the City of New York; and fifth from right, Annette Long, Vice President, Central College Administration, Berkeley College.
A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 7,100 students – including more than 440 international students – in its Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers an MBA in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.
Berkeley College has three New York campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are five campuses – Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. For four consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
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