Getting to Know the Vision 2020 National Delegates

Every Friday Vision 2020 will highlight local news coverage of our National Delegates.  Today we report on news about two delegates from Maine and one from Rhode Island.

Maine National Delegates Charlotte Warren and Susan Strommer have been featured in the Maine Women’s Lobby Blog and The Valley Voice.  In the article posted by the Maine Women’s Lobby Blog, Warren is noted as being the organization’s associate director.  Warren served as a city councilor for eight years before she was elected mayor of Hallowell, Maine, in November 2009.  Also associate director for the Maine Women’s Policy Center, Warren is in addition member of the Hallowell Food Bank Board of Directors, and a board member for Emerge Maine, a program that trains women for political campaigning.

In the article by The Valley Voice, details are given about Vision 2020’s nationwide search for delegates.  This was followed by a selection process for narrowing down more than 1,000 registrants to 102 extraordinary women, among these was Susan Strommer.

Strommer was previously president and CEO of the National Association of Seed and Venture Funds, a world-wide network of early-stage investment professionals and organizations.  She now works as a consultant to startup companies.  Strommer possesses more than 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship, and has worked as a lawyer, business strategy consultant and public policy advocate.  She represents clients from all over the world, in the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.

Rhode Island National Delegate Susan Colantuono has been featured by Leading Women, an organization providing leadership development tools to women of all leadership levels.  The article gives an outline of the goals of Vision 2020, which include remembering the long road women have traveled since 1920’s ratification of the 19th Amendment, and planning the steps women will next take to further gender equality over the next 10 years.

Colantuono is CEO and Founder of Leading Women, founder of the Women’s Institute for Leadership at Bryant University, and author of “No Ceiling, No Walls: What women haven’t been told about leadership.”  For more than two decades she has specialized in leadership development.  In recognition of her work in this field, Colantuono was named Business Woman Ally/Mentor of the Year by Providence Business News.

These are only a few of the extraordinary women that compose this coming October’s conference; we look forward to sharing more delegates’ amazing stories, as covered by local news outlets in the coming weeks!

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