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Featured Leaders

DATE: Monday, February 10, 2020

The four-part Women's Leadership Luncheon Series begins Friday, March 27 at the HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute.

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Women leaders of prominent area institutions will be the featured presenters at the spring 2020 Women's Leadership Luncheon Series hosted by Holyoke Community College and the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce at the HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute.

The four-part, monthly "Leadership in Your Future 2020" series kicks off Friday, March 27, and continues on April 10, May 8 and June 19.

Each of four presenters will sit at a different table each week and speak on a subject of their choosing. Over the course of the four-session series, they will rotate among the tables so guests have the opportunity to hear all the presentations.  

The four presenters are:  

Theresa Cooper-Gordon, commissioner, Holyoke Housing Authority ("Self-Determination")  

Priscilla Kane Hellweg, executive/artistic director, Enchanted Circle Theater ("In it for the Long Haul")  

Jody Kasper, chief of Police, City of Northampton ("Rising to the Top")  

Christina Royal, president, Holyoke Community College ("Leading Through Change")  

The luncheons  run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute, 164 Race St. Lunch will be prepared and served by students in the HCC Culinary Arts program.  

The series will provide an opportunity to learn from women leaders of area institutions and a chance for participants to network with their peers and gain insights on building their own careers.  

The cost is $150 for all four sessions.  

Seating is limited. For more information or to reserve a seat, please contact Valentyna Semyrog at 413-552-2123 or