Creating leadership opportunities for women and girls througout Greater Baltimore.
The Women’s Leadership Collective at Towson University provides leadership skills
and experience to women throughout their academic and professional lives—while creating
a collective of women supporting women.
The Collective creates distinct cohorts of TU undergraduate and graduate students
and high school girls. The Collective’s goal is to share stories, skills, experiences,
and best practices that enable participants to sharpen communication, assessment,
and critical thinking skills as they build self-confidence. They will define and solidify
their capacity and roles as influencers, catalysts, team members, and innovators,
advancing their own academic and professional careers while increasing their support
for other women.
The Collective builds on the success of the TU Professional Leadership Program for Women, which has helped over 100 women advance their careers since 2015. Past participants
and other women from the business and non-profit communities will be engaged in The
Collective, whose participants will be exposed to mentors, networking liaisons, and
leadership skills curriculum. The Collective will create a spiral where participants
can grow with their cohorts and benefit from intergenerational exchange and collaboration
during seminars, workshops, and service projects—accessing the program at whatever
point in their careers they find themselves.
The Collective is conceived by Dr. Nancy Grasmick, educator, leader, and Towson University’s Presidential Scholar and is advised by a group of TU faculty, staff, alumni, and corporate and non-profit
leaders who are fostering its development and implementing its programs.
Mahnoor Ahmed Associate Director, Women’s Resources Center for Student Diversity
Tricia Brandenberg Deputy Director of Athletics, Internal Operations
LaVern Chapman Diversity Specialist, Office of Inclusion & Institutional Equity
Nancy Grasmick Presidential Scholar, Towson University
Erica Green Marketing Coordinator, Communications Manager
Bobbie Laur Associate Vice President, Outreach
Lorie Logan-Bennett Director, The Career Center
Alison McCartney Faculty Director, Honors College
Lisa Michocki Director of Student Academic and Career Services, College of Business & Economics
Louise Miller Assistant Vice President, Promotions and Events
Kate Wilkinson Associate Professor, Women’s & Gender Studies
External Founding Partners
Kim Fabian Senior Vice President, Junior Achievement of Central Maryland
Kristi S. Halford Chief Development Officer, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland
Pat Isaac Board Member, The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools Chief Executive Officer, Capital Services, Inc.
Kristin O. Kosmides Managing Director/Head, Corporate Social Responsibility, Legg Mason Global Asset Management
Sharon Markley Director, Education and Innovation, Maryland State Department of Commerce
Kate Perry Jones VP, HR, D&I, and L&D Stanley Black and Decker, Inc.