Public Consulting Group (PCG) participated in The Ad Club’s Women’s Leadership Forum again this year and was a proud silver sponsor. Nine PCG colleagues attended the live event in person at the Weston Waterfront Hotel in Boston on October 24th, and 230 PCG colleagues signed up to participate virtually.
The theme this year was, “Here’s to the Warriors. Women changing the world for good.” The forum featured the following distinguished presenters who shared creative and strategic ways women are addressing the global challenges of economic instability, war, the post-pandemic landscape, and more. Their stories and practical solutions for life in the workplace, at home, and beyond were presented with passion and ingenuity—demonstrating adaptability to
extraordinary circumstances, change, and uncertainty—
with both strength and vision.
2022 Women’s Leadership Forum Presenters:
Batouly Camara, Founder and CEO of W.A.K.E, Former UConn basketball player
Andrea Campbell, Candidate for Massachusetts Attorney General
Jen Deaderick, Author, She The People
Sara Fay, Managing Director, Glasswing Ventures
Yasmin Cruze Ferrine, Co-Founder, Visible Hands
Yvonne Garcia, Chief of Staff to the CEO, State Street
Lulu Garcia-Navarro, Peabody Award-winning Journalist, The New York Times
Jennifer Haigh, Award-Winning Author, Mercy Street
Ruby Ibarra, Rapper and Scientist
Karen Kaplan, Chair and CEO, Hill Holliday
Kelsee Kimmell, Singer, Appearing in Broadway in Boston’s “SIX: The Musical”
Nadia Nazar, Climate Change Activist
Sacha Pfieffer, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist
Veronica Robles, All-Female Mariachi
Eve Rodsky, New York Times Bestselling Author of Fair Play and Find Your Unicorn Space
Tobi Russell, Chief People Officer, PCG
Tia Thompson, Vice President and Chief of Staff, Visible Hands
Laurie Weingart, Professor of Organizational Behavior, Carnegie Mellon, Author of The No Club
Lily Joy Winder, Student and Native Activist
PCG’s Chief People Officer Tobi Russell introduced “The Power of Age Diversity” panel at the forum. Russell said, “The courage and bravery of women in the workplace during the pandemic are unprecedented. From childcare to elder care, to mental health and wellness, socialization concerns, financial markets, remote and hybrid work, women rose to the occasion. Needs have changed, and priorities have changed for all ages in the workplace. What matters has been redefined.”
Of the variety of presentations that were shared at the forum, PCG’s Jill Reynolds, Associate Director, Human Services, said, “Many important workplace and leadership topics were explored during event. The forum brought together a network of participants, fostering community, solidarity, and belonging while providing invaluable professional development. It was a great day!”
In conjunction with the Women’s Leadership Forum, PCG held a book giveaway opportunity for all staff who attended. Staff were also invited to attend a post-event meeting to share their insights and takeaways from the conference.
Thank you to everyone who attended and supported this inspiring, empowering event again this year!