A proven executive with deep knowledge of social finance, philanthropy, communications, team building and management, Catherine Gill has served the social sector for decades in senior roles at Root Capital, the Non Profit Finance Fund, and Seedco. Currently Catherine leads the Align Program at Northeastern University, bringing computer science masters degrees to new audiences. Raised on the soccer pitch, Catherine has used her skills of seeing the whole field from the defensive line and working with her teammates to make a great play, to build a varied and rewarding career. LinkedIn>
Colleen Garrity is a sports executive with 20 years of experience, including roles working with the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, and Cleveland Cavaliers. She is currently the Vice President of Marketing at Excel Sports Management. Colleen is a former NCAA Division 1 Lacrosse player, and is passionate about elevating the next generation of women in the sports industry.
Jackie Jenkins-Scott is a nationally recognized leader with more than three decades of experience in senior and executive leadership positions in higher education and public health. She is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and was the First African-American President of Wheelock College, where she served from 2004-2016. Jackie sees a coach as a person who invests in an individual or team to stimulate, motivate, and facilitate the growth, development, and performance to help them achieve their goals. A cheerleader in high school, Jackie is an avid fan of basketball and believes that lessons she has learned as both a participant and spectator have made huge impacts on her life and career.
Jacob Weldon is a marketing executive with more than 12 years of broad corporate and philanthropic entrepreneurial experience. His skills include cause marketing, branding, corporate responsibility, and change management. Jacob spent six years with the Estée Lauder Companies shaping social and philanthropic strategy as well as guiding family members’ thought leadership and integrated philanthropy. He is a two-time tri-state (TX-LA-OK) Karate champion and credits the sport and small-town roots for his success. LinkedIn>
Jason Wingard, PhD
Jason Wingard is an internationally recognized leadership and management expert with more than two decades of experience in senior executive positions at Goldman Sachs, ePals, Aspen Institute, University of Pennsylvania, and Stanford University. Currently, Jason serves as Dean and Professor of Columbia University's School of Professional Studies. Jason was a varsity athlete at Stanford competing in both football and track. LinkedIn>
Julie Castro Abrams
Julie Castro Abrams is an investor, board advisor, and active champion for women entrepreneurs. She is the Founder of BoardLeaders, Managing Director for the Bay Area chapter of 2020 Women on Boards, and Chair and CEO of How Women Lead. Julie's commitment to justice and equity are well known in her personal and professional endeavors. She has helped thousands of low income women start businesses that propelled them to economic independence and create jobs. LinkedIn>
Kelly Laferriere is a business executive with more than 20 years of broad corporate and entrepreneurial experience and expertise in business development, strategic planning, marketing, and business operations. Kelly led negotiations on ESPN’s Programming and Acquisitions team, rebuilt Six Flags brand and park operations, and currently oversees the business of SellersEaston, a media and branding firm. She is an expert motivator of people, skilled manager, and creative problem solver. Her background in lacrosse, soccer, cross country, and squash has served her in every job. LinkedIn>
Niki Marin is a business executive with deep knowledge and expertise in strategic planning and execution, business operations, and wealth management planning and solutions for companies such as Jigsaw, Google and Goldman Sachs. As the Head of Strategy and Operations for Jigsaw, she is responsible for the development and execution of critical plans across all functional areas within the company. She served as a Captain in the US Army, including a combat deployment to Afghanistan and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. She is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point where she played four years of Division 1 Tennis. With her unique background as a collegiate athlete and Veteran, Niki has forged her own path, broken barriers, shattered ceilings and is determined for others to do the same.