Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board

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Christine Aspell, Managing Partner, Baltimore Office, KPMG
Janet Currie, Bank of America

Staff: Lisa Byrd,

Description: The Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board (BWAB) mission is to support, advance and retain women in the Baltimore market and ensure Baltimore emerges as a role model for equality in the workplace. BWAB is a GBC Committee that is made up of a member board and The Collective. The Collective are GBC member business leaders (women and men) who are not currently serving on the BWAB board. This strong network of thought leaders will help support the Board’s initiative of advancing and retaining women in the Baltimore market and ensuring Baltimore emerges as a role model for equality in the workplace.

BWAB’s key objectives include:

  • Engaging with the Greater Baltimore Region business community to attract and retain female leaders in the market from diverse businesses and institutions.
  • Providing mentorship to cultivate next generation leaders and sponsor their career development.
  • Discussing emerging thought leadership topics.
  • Networking with and supporting each other, personally and professionally.
  • Providing connections to female entrepreneurs including access to capital and other necessary resources to make them successful.
  • Ensuring that diversity remains a guiding principle for the group.

Membership: Participation on the Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board is by invitation/nomination only.  The Collective is open to all GBC members.

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2022 Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board news:

The GBC’s Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board (BWAB), which promotes the advancement of women in professional careers, invites you to join them in celebrating Women’s History Month by learning about some of the Maryland women who have broken barriers or made a significant contributions to society during the state’s history. Here BWAB has compiled summaries of some of the notable Maryland women worth learning more about. Like, share and comment on our Women’s History social media posts by following @GBCorg.

Learn about Maryland women who have broken barriers. 

2021 Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board news:

Greater Baltimore Committee: Survey Findings of COVID-19 Pandemic’s Effect on Women in the Workplace Discussed

A significant percentage of women in the Baltimore region report being overloaded with work, discriminated against at their workplace, or unsatisfied with their job during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a two-part survey conducted by the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) and Towson University on the impact of the pandemic on women in the workplace.

The GBC, leadership of the GBC Women’s Advisory Board (BWAB) and researchers at Towson University explored and discussed the findings during a Webinar hosted October 14, 2021 by the GBC.

The GBC and researchers found significant findings in the survey in three key areas: Turnover intention (considering leaving current employment), stress, and discrimination.

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Read the Executive Summary