Our Board of Directors

They enlist friends, family, and colleagues; chair committees; host meetings; crunch numbers; strategize; and generously provide support, guidance, talent, and advice.

Kathleen M. Boege
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Wintrust Financial Corporation

Lydia Bueschel – Secretary
Valentine Austriaco & Bueschel, P.C.

Johanna Danz
Site & Communications Manager
JPMorgan Chase

Cherita Ellens
Women Employed

Deborah Golden – Vice Chair
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
GATX Corporation

Nancy Hannon
Creative Brand Consultant

Harriet Harty
Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Allstate Insurance

Elizabeth Kenefick - Co-Chair, Advocacy Council
Program Manager, Population Health
American Hospital Association
Beata Kirr
National Managing Director—Head of Private Client Core Asset Strategies
Bernstein Global Wealth Management
Marjorie Loeb
Mayer Brown LLP

Tameshia Bridges Mansfield
Program Officer
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Jennifer Mason
Vice Chancellor for Legislative and Community Affairs
City Colleges of Chicago

“I invest my time with Women Employed because they are a great group of thoughtful, committed people who are dedicated to making lasting change.”

- Harriet Harty

“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


Jennifer McMahon
ComEd Director of HR Operations and Talent Acquisition
Exelon Corporation

Susan Mendelsohn
Chief Executive Officer
Mendelsohn Legal, Inc.
Ambar Mentor-Truppa
Vice President of Communications
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
Lisa J. PattisChair
Next Chapter Holdings, LP
Anjali Reddy
Director, Internal Communications

Elena Robinson
Senior Producer
Energy BBDO

Lisa Snow – Treasurer
Managing Director, Dispute Consulting
Duff & Phelps, LLC

Teresa Soppet
AWM, First Vice President - Financial Advisor, Portfolio Manager - Portfolio Focus
RBC Wealth Management

Deborah L. Thorne Vice Chair
Bankruptcy Judge
United States Bankruptcy Court

Lynn Watkins-Asiyanbi Vice Chair
Deputy General Counsel
JBT Corporation