We are honored to have four powerhouses join us at our Women’s Leadership Breakfast — rescheduled to April 12 due to a winter storm!
These four incredible women embody the broad range of potential of young girls in our city. Each of them walk the walk around investing in the next generation of girls. Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell and Emmy-award winning journalist and philanthropist Shaun Robinson will speak with Boston Globe columnist Shirley Leung about their leadership journeys. Collectively they will also reflect on how all of us, on the heels of 2017 being dubbed “The Year of the Woman,” can create a new day for girls of color in our city. Longtime radio host Candy O’Terry will serve as our emcee.
As an Emmy Award-winning journalist, television host, author, producer, and philanthropist, Shaun Robinson has won the respect and admiration of many. Shaun is the author of the best-selling book Exactly As I Am: Celebrated Women Share Candid Advice with Today’s Girls on What it Takes to Believe in Yourself. She serves on the Advisory Board of the United Nations Foundation Girl Up adolescent girls campaign and served on the national board of Girls, Inc. Originally from Detroit, Shaun is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta.
Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell was first elected to the City Council to represente District 4, which primarily covers Dorchester and Mattapan. At the start of her second term, she became the first African-American woman to serve as the Boston City Council President after being elected by her colleagues. Councilor Campbell continues to focus on issues of public safety and criminal justice, affordable housing, and racial equity initiatives. Born and raised in Boston, Andrea graduated from Princeton University and UCLA Law School.
A columnist at the Boston Globe, Shirley Leung writes on everything from the intersection of business and politics to gender issues in the workplace. She is also a WGBH contributor to Boston Public Radio and Greater Boston, as well as a regular guest on New England Cable News. Previously, Shirley was the Globe’s business editor where she oversaw its award-winning coverage of the 2008 financial crisis. Shirley started her career at her hometown paper, The Baltimore Sun and graduated from Princeton University.
Candy O’Terry spent 25 years on the air at Magic 106.7 and is the creator of the award-winning Exceptional Women radio show. Her devotion to creating inspiring women’s programming has earned her 45 local and national awards for excellence. Candy is the host of the new podcast series The Story Behind Her Success and is the President of Boston Women in Media & Entertainment. Born in New York City and raised in Connecticut, Candy originally came to Boston to swim and dive for Boston College.
It is such an honor for all of us at Strong Women, Strong Girls Boston to welcome these four leaders to our 2018 breakfast next week. We have limited space — if you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, please reserve your space today.