#bWomen

The Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board, through its #bWomen initiative, works to position Baltimore as a national leader in gender equality, with our emerging leaders representing a diverse and broad group of talent.

The mission of the #bWomen initiative is supporting, advancing and retaining women in the Baltimore market and ensuring Baltimore emerges as a rolemodel for equality in the workplace. It was launched in 2018 by GBC Board of Directors members Christine Aspell, Managing Partner for the Baltimore Office of KPMG, and Sabina Kelly, Greater Maryland Market President, Bank of America, after discussions with Donald C.Fry, President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee. Fry believed the GBC should become more active in supporting women and their career growth. Aspell and Kelly then formed the Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board and the #bWomen effort. The Women’s Advisory Board was established to position Baltimore as a national model for gender equality.

BWAB’s #bWomen kickoff event in June 2018

Key objectives of #bWomen include:
  • Attracting and retaining 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.

Read more about the program here.

Staff: Call 410-727-2820

Participation on the Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board is by invitation and nomination only.

Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board Co-Chairs:

Christine Aspell

Managing Partner, Baltimore Office

KPMG

 

 

Sabina Kelly

Greater Maryland Market President

Bank of America

 

 

Committee:

Violet Apple, CEO
Girl Scouts of Central Maryland

Katherine Bays Armstrong, Certified Financial Planner
Heritage Financial Consultants, LLC

Michelle Brandt, VP Physician, Ambulatory Contracting & Credentialing
MedStar Health, Inc.

Karen Cherry, Vice President
The Howard Hughes Corporation

Morgan Dent, Chief of Staff
Plank Industries

Carol Dodson, Vice President, Transmissions & Substations
Exelon

Karen Evans, Vice President
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Jamie Fontaine-Gansell, President
Adeo Advocacy

Nancy Greene, Chair
Miles & Stockbridge

*Beth Hehir, Vice President, Commercial Banking
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Kate Kasabula, Director of Client Services
Baltimore Ravens

Chintimini M. Keith, Director of Corporate Communications and Marketing
The Bozzuto Group

Kristen Kosmides, Managing Director, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility
Legg Mason

Anna Mahaney, Partner
Ballard Spahr LLP

Kate McCann, SVP & Chief Human Resource Officer
University of Maryland Medical System

Gracelyn McDermott, Executive Director
Kaiser Permanente

Mary McLaughlin, Senior Vice President, Beltway Region
Comcast

*Suzanne Menser, Managing Director
KPMG

*Elizabeth Phelan, Senior Vice President
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Rhonda Pringle, Market President & Publisher
Baltimore Business Journal

Kathy Rogers, Chief Advancement Officer
Penn-Mar Human Services

Jessica Rice, Senior Director, Talent Development
Under Armour

Jennifer Stano, Employment, Classification & Compensation Manager
Towson University

*Jenine Warnke, Managing Director
KPMG

*Member of the Management Committee


Tim Regan, President and CEO of The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company and a member of the GBC’s Board of Directors, and Mary-Frances Winters, President and CEO of The Winters Group, discussed The Business Case for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity at the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board’s #bWomen event on March 7, 2019, which attracted more than 120 GBC members to an evening that featured networking and discussion about diversity in the workplace.

This was the second #bWomen event since the initiative was launched last year.

 

 

 

The Greater Baltimore Committee’s #bWoman initiative, launched in 2018 to support, advance and retain women in the workplace in the Baltimore region, hosted a panel discussion on leadership, featuring five top women executives in November 2018.

A panel discussion featured five top experts:

  • Diane Bell-McKoy, President & CEO, Associated Black Charities
  • Denise Galambos, Vice President of Human Resources, BGE
  • Stephanie C. Hill, Deputy Executive Vice President, Rotaryand Missions Systems, Lockheed Martin
  • Julia M. Huggins, Vice President of U.S. Markets, and President, CHLIC &CGLIC, Cigna
  • Redonda G. Miller, M.D., M.B.A., President, The Johns Hopkins Hospital