Hear From Our Members
“While I am relatively new to the WLC, I was inspired to join after attending the ‘Power of the Purse’ fundraiser and hearing the amazing stories of those that the United Way has helped here in the greater Hartford community. As a woman leader in the non-profit community, I believe that if I have the ability to make even a small impact on someone’s life in a positive way, then I am obligated to do so. The WLC has had a profound impact on so many women in the community, and it is an honor to know that I helped play a role in making a difference.”- McKinley Albert, Hartford’s Camp Courant
“The dedication, passion, and ‘sisterhood’ of the leaders, like Noreen Randazzo, inspired me to become a member of WLC.”- Karlene Joseph, The Hartford Financial Services, Inc.
"Women’s Leadership Council members believe when a network of caring, powerful women get together to create positive change, anything is possible. With membership doubling this past year so did our ability to strengthen our community. With continued support, we will ensure a brighter future for local women and families."- Michelle Stronz, PhD. Epiphany Enterprises; a WLC Founding Member, Women’s Leadership Council
“The WLC harnesses our individual and collective power to make a measurable difference."- Karmela K Malone, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.
" I believe that as an active Council Member I am in a better position to help improve the lives of women and families in our community and I can't think of a better testament to my career choice in Environmental, Health and Safety than to find ways to advance the well-being of others. "- Patti Cushman, United Technologies Research Center
" I decided to join the Women's Leadership Council because giving back financially and with my time is emotionally fulfilling. I also know that even the smallest efforts result in the biggest impact. Nothing makes me prouder than knowing that I'm able to help someone accomplish something."- Jocelyn DeMaio , The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.
" I believe women need to help one another - that there is a special bond or connection among women, even those that don’t know each other."- Roxanna Booth Miller, Hartford Youth Scholars Foundation
" I think as individuals we can make a difference but I also believe that collectively we can achieve so much more."- Janet Flagg-Rawlins, VA Connecticut Healthcare System