National Association of Professional Women Inducts Maureen Doran-Houlihan, Innovative Learning Architect at Mastercard, Into its VIP Professional Woman of the Year Circle

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Maureen Doran-Houlihan is selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

I think and operate like an entrepreneur. I get energized by positive, caring, collaborative, creative, solution-focused individuals. I possess an unquenchable thirst and curiosity for life and learning.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Maureen Doran-Houlihan as a 2017-2018 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in entrepreneurship. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 850,000 members, a thriving eChapter and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

“I’m pleased to welcome Maureen into this exceptional group of professional women,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her knowledge and experience in her industry are valuable assets to her company and community.”

Maureen Doran-Houlihan has been with Mastercard for more than ten years. In her role as Innovative Learning Architect, she leads an award-winning team of internal and external Learning Consultants and Instructional/Digital Designers. Before joining Mastercard, Ms. Doran-Houlihan honed her marketing and communication skills at companies such as Chase, CBS and NBC. A successful entrepreneur, she was also the Co-Owner/Operator of two restaurants/catering companies.
Maureen Doran-Houlihan

A native New Yorker, Ms. Doran-Houlihan credits her city upbringing with helping her to sharpen and develop her expert professional skills—from managing to communicating to collaborating. She considers herself an ‘artist,’ someone who can assemble, nurture and manage a team of talented professionals who together create effective, innovative and integrated marketing campaigns.

“I think and operate like an entrepreneur. I get energized by positive, caring, collaborative, creative, solution-focused individuals,” she said. “I possess an unquenchable thirst and curiosity for life and learning.”

Ms. Doran-Houlihan has a Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from Manhattanville College and a Bachelor of Arts in Business/ Corporate Communications from Manhattan College. A licensed private pilot, she also holds a number of volunteer roles, including Marketing Chair, Board of Trustees at St. Catherine Academy and Mastercard’s Global Diversity Office-Business Resource Group: Women’s Leadership Network.

Awards and Accomplishments:
M.S., Manhattanville College, Integrated Marketing Communications; B.A., Manhattan College, Business/Corporate Communications; licensed private pilot; Marketing Chair, Board of Trustees, St. Catherine Academy; Mastercard’s Global Diversity Office- Business Resource Group: Women’s Leadership Network

About NAPW
NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

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