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Leadership Series

DATE: Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Spring 2022 Women's Leadership Series returns for spring Jan. 26

HCC Kittredge Center

Holyoke Community College will begin its spring 2022 Women's Leadership Series on Wed., Jan. 26, with Dawn DiStefano, president and chief executive officer of Square One in Springfield, who will give a presentation titled "What's the Worst that Can Happen?" 

All sessions run from noon to 1 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month over Zoom. 

During each session, participants will join prominent women leaders for discussions on relevant topics and ideas to help their leadership development. They will also have the opportunity to form a supportive network to help navigate their own careers.

"The sessions are interactive and perfect for professional women who want to connect," said Michele Cabral, HCC executive director of Business, Corporate and Professional Development.

Spring 2022 HCC Women's Leadership Luncheon Series:

Jan. 26:  "What's the Worst that Can Happen?" - Dawn DiStefano, president & CEO, Square One  

Feb. 23: "Growth Mindset"  - Christina Royal, president, Holyoke Community College  

March 30: "Finding Your Mentors" - Willie Maddox, executive VP & chief risk officer, ACBB  

April 27: "My Ankle is Made of Steel" - Nicole LaChapelle, mayor, City of Easthampton  

May 25: "Self Love" - Shawntsi Baret, leadership coach, owner, SBSWF Consulting 

The cost of each session is $25. The full five-session series can be purchased for $100.

Cost, however, will not be a barrier to participation. If pricing is an issue, please contact Michele Cabral at

Space is limited. Advance registration is required. 

To register, please go to: