The National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA) Launches Greater Boston Chapter with September 15th Reception at Neiman-Marcus

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The National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA) announces the formation of its Greater Boston Chapter and names Linda Moraski, CEO of PeopleServe, Inc., as Chapter President. Ms. Moraski is joined by four local board members: Kelly Reed, Director, Global Services North American Higher Education, Blackboard, Inc.; Ilirjana Travers, IT Project Manager, The MathWorks; Dorothy Whalen, Chief Financial Officer, Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis; and Mary Anne Halligan, Global Solutions Marketing Manager, EMC.

The Boston Chapter kicked off with a pre-launch meeting on August 5, 2009 at Northeastern University, which featured guest speaker Julia Geisman, executive coach and founder of Millennium Learning. The meeting was attended by more than 70 business women and supporters and provided an opportunity for them to learn more about the chapter mission, committee activities and program development.

A grand launch celebration will be held on September 15th from 5:30 - 8:00 PM in partnership with Neiman-Marcus (5 Copley Place, Boston, MA). This networking reception will feature an evening of fall fashions, canapés and conversation. Events tickets are $30 for members and $50 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.mbawomen.org or by calling (617) 469-9779.

The Greater Boston Professional Chapter of NAWMBA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering women MBAs in order to propel them into leadership positions in corporate America and to enhance the diversity of the nation's workforce. To accomplish its mission, the NAWMBA focuses its efforts in four key areas: education; professional development; networking; collaboration. Other NAWMBA local chapters are located in San Francisco, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Houston, New York City, and Oregon. For more information, please visit http://www.mbawomen.org.

According to Ms. Moraski, "We are thrilled to bring the NAWMBA to Boston. Our goal is to establish a strong professional network that will serve as the platform to help advance careers and leadership opportunities for business women. Women do not need an MBA to become members. If you hold a graduate business degree, are an MBA student, have general business experience or simply support the mission of NAWMBA, we encourage you to join."

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