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.
Associate Director, Women’s Resources
Deputy Director of Athletics, Internal Operations
Facilitator, TU Professional Leadership Program for Women
Diversity Specialist, Office of Inclusion & Institutional Equity
Assistant Director of Brand Marketing, University Marketing and Communications
Associate Vice President, Outreach, SPAR
Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs
Faculty Director, Honors Stephens Hall
Director of Student Academic and Career Services, CBE
Assistant Vice President, Promotions and Events
Assistant Director of Leadership Student Director
Executive Director for Policy and Strategic Initiatives, SPAR
Associate Professor Women’s & Gender Studies
Assistant to the Presidential Scholar
Senior Vice President, Junior Achievement of Central Maryland
Kristi S. Halford
Founder and Chief Supporting Officer, C3 Visionary Strategies
Chief Executive Officer, Capital Services, Inc.;
The Education Foundation of Baltimore, County Public Schools – Board Member
Kristin O. Kosmodes
Managing Director/Head, Corporate Social Responsibility, Legg Mason Global Assest Management
COO, Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore
Kate Perry Jones
Vice President of Human Resources for Talent, Diversity and Inclusion and Global Systems, Global Tools and Storage (GTS) division, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.