WLF Honors Outgoing Board Members
Chairman & Founder Mary Roche, President Rebecca Kenary, Secretary Margot Nelligan and Board Member Renell Burch complete terms
Women Leaders Forum of the Coachella Valley Founder Mary Roche expressed gratitude to all of the women who have helped make WLF such a success since its founding in 2001. Of all the organizations with which she is involved, WLF is nearest and dearest to her heart - and will remain so!
Rebecca Kenary served as WLF President for 2 years and WLF Treasurer for 2 years. She is most proud of expanding WLF's Young Women Ambassadors Program from 18 girls from 6 Coachella Valley high schools in 2008 to over 80 girls from 10 Coachella Valley high schools this past year. She initiated the YWA Education Program 3 years ago, which teaches leadership skills such as Public Speaking, Financial Independence, Dressing and Communicating for Success and Handling Change. As Co-Chair of WLF's Scholarship Committee, she oversaw growth of WLF Scholarship Awards from $6500 in 2008 to $32,500 awarded to 13 young women from 10 Coachella Valley high schools this year! In addition, she nurtured WLF's partnership with Pathways to Success, which matched $25,000 of WLF Scholarships this year, resulting in a grand total of $57,500 awarded to our YWA's.
Margot Nelligan served as WLF Secretary for 3 years. For the past 2 years, she was Co-Chair of WLF's Annual Leadership Conference - L.E.A.D. Margot totally transformed the event, moving it to late afternoon / evening to make it more assessible to our members. Attendees were given the choice of 4 different Panel Dinners, providing a more intimate environment for inspiring leadership.
Renell Burch most recently Co-Chaired WLF's GIRLZ & Our Leaders Scholarship Fundraiser Luncheon. Her legal expertise has been invaluable to the Board and the organization.
Thank you, esteemed leaders, for your commitment and service to WLF!