Join us at our Annual Leadership Luncheon.
We’re going to celebrate and honor several amazing women!
Announcing our emcee, our award winners and featured grantee:  
Our emcee is Lisa DeSisto, Chief Executive Officer of MaineToday Media and recently named Chief Executive Officer of Masthead Maine, which publishes The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, Kennebec Journal, Morning Sentinel, and The Coastal Journal.

We are pleased to present the 2019 Maine Women's Fund awards to:  
Kimberley Acker Lipp, Executive Vice President of JMG, Maine’s leading student-centered nonprofit providing a continuum of support to students as they transition from middle school to high school and on to post-secondary education, assisting students with degree attainment and providing connections to successful career pathways.   Kimberley has been shaping the future of Maine for over 15 years through her executive leadership role.
Gilda Nardone, Executive Director of New Ventures Maine, has led grantee New Ventures since its inception in 1978, guiding the organization from its start as the "Displaced Homemakers Program" to its current form as "New Ventures." The organization's own transitions closely follow the trajectory of working women over the past 40 years: from being “displaced” to becoming leaders and entrepreneurs.    
Susan Roche, Executive Director of the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP), Maine's only state-wide immigration legal services organization. A frequent MWF grantee, ILAP works to improve the legal status of immigrants throughout Maine and advocating for just and humane laws and policies to ensure Maine has a rich and diverse workforce.
Our featured grantee is Fowsia Musse, Executive Director of Maine Community Integration. Fowsia will tell us about MCI's work to empower immigrants and to connect them to the larger community by providing social, educational and community-building opportunities. 

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