Board of Directors

They enlist friends, family, and colleagues; chair committees; host meetings; provide fiduciary oversight; strategize; and generously provide support, guidance, time, talent, and treasure.

“I believe that all working women deserve economic security, and getting involved with Women Employed allows me to be part of the solution.”

– Lydia Bueschel

Holly Bartecki

Executive Vice President, Creative & Strategic Development, Jasculca Terman

Lisa Battisfore

Marketing Director for Medical Exam and Disposable Gloves, Cardinal Health

Lydia Bueschel

Partner, Valentine Austriaco & Bueschel, P.C.

Nakita Burrell


Director of Finance and Administration, The McCormick Foundation

Johanna Danz

Site & Communications Manager, JPMorgan Chase

Leslie Darling

Executive Vice President and General Counsel, The Art Institute of Chicago

Cherita Ellens

President & CEO, Women Employed

Beata Kirr

National Managing Director – Head of Private Client Core Asset Strategies, Bernstein Global Wealth Management

Marjorie Loeb


Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

Manjari G. Malkani, M.D

Assistant Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Rush University Medical Group

Jennifer Mason

Vice Chancellor for Legislative & Community Affairs, City Colleges of Chicago

Ambar Mentor-Truppa


Vice President of Communications, Shriver Center on Poverty Law

Katina Panagopoulos

Vice President, Wintrust Commercial Banking

Lisa J. Pattis

President, Next Chapter Holdings, LP

Anjali Reddy

Director, Internal Communications, Grainger

Elena Robinson

Executive Producer, Brand Content & Commercial, Wayfarer Entertainment

Diana Sharpe

Vice President, Economic & Workforce Development 

Meghan Shehorn

Partner; Managing Partner, Chicago Office, Bain & Company

Lynn Watkins-Asiyanbi


Deputy General Counsel, JBT Corporation

Rachelle Whitacre

Director, Regulatory Affairs,
Nicor Gas

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