Her Story: TerpWomen of Influence - Thursday evening, April 13, 2017
Third Annual celebration for women student leaders, Held in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union-Center for Campus Life. Awards will be given at event and we strongly encourage all ACW Scholarship applicants to attend!
is currently the Deputy Executive Director of Whitman-Walker Health, a community health center in DC with four sites, over 270 staff and over 15,000 patients. Whitman-Walker Health has a nearly 40 year history of serving the LGBTQ community and was the first responder the AIDS epidemic in the District in the 1980s. In her tenth year there, she works closely with the Executive Director to implement strategic initiatives of the Board of Directors and other high priority objectives. She supports the oversight of all clinical, programmatic, and operational areas of the health center. She also oversees major facilities planning, human resources, information technology, and property management. One of her major areas of focus is the culture of the organization and the overall wellness of the workforce and under her leadership Whitman-Walker has received a Washington Post Best Places to work for several years. An attorney by trade, she was previously the Chief Operating Officer, and before that the Director of Compliance.
Naseema received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and her law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law. She is a member of the Maryland State Bar. She was honored as a Minority Business Leader by The Washington Business Journal in 2016. Naseema was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but completed middle and high school outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Naseema spends long hours in the office, in the garden and outdoors!
Danielle Harlan is the Founder and CEO of the Center for Advancing Leadership and Human Potential. She earned her undergraduate degrees at the University of Maryland and her doctorate in political science and M.A. in education from Stanford University, where she was a Jacob K. Javits National Fellow and received a Centennial Teaching Award for excellence in instruction. Prior to launching the Center, she was the Chief of Operations for the Carnegie Foundation, where she worked to harness the power of networks and quality improvement strategies in order to solve important educational problems.
Named one of Silicon Valley’s “40 Under 40,” Danielle has also been a speaker for TEDx and worked as an instructor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and U.C. Berkeley Extension’s Corporate and Professional Development Program. In addition, she has given guest lectures at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (the “d.school”) and the Career Development Center at Stanford.
Danielle started her career as a Teach For America corps member and later served as a mentor and advisor for Global Leadership Adventures, an international leadership development and service program. In addition to teaching in the U.S., she has taught in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, and South Africa. She is a member of the International Leadership Association and the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. Her latest book, The New Alpha (McGraw-Hill) is available wherever books are sold.
Quote: "Leadership is about becoming the best version of yourself in order to maximize your positive impact on the world. It’s about developing into someone whom people genuinely respect and admire and want to work with — and using that power and influence to be a force for good in the world.” (The New Alpha)