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leadership think tANK

Young Woman's Guide  Leadership Think Tank  brings together women experts from various fields to share their thoughts, opinions and guidance on emerging leadership issues affecting young women. We have women who are thought-leaders in their field  as members of the Young Woman’s Guide  Leadership Think Tank.


By bringing together thought-leaders from various fields it  will provide a breadth of diverse ideas and solutions on how Young Woman’s Guide can effectively address areas of concern regarding the leadership development of young women globally.

Jackie Cornell, MPP

Jackie Cornell is the Senior Director, Federal Relations and Regulatory Affairs at the New Jersey Hospital Association. Previously she had the honor of serving the Obama Administration as a Regional Director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), covering New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Jessica Shepard, MD, MBA

Dr. Shepherd, is a gynecologist and Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecology at UIC, specializing in endometriosis, fibroid, robotics, and surgical approaches to gynecologic diseases. She is the Founder of Her Viewpoint and is a Media Health Expert and has appeared on Dr. Oz, ABC, NBC, CBS, The Today Show and more.

Wendy Osefo, Ph.D., M.A

Dr. Osefo, is a Professor of Education at The John Hopkins University and Founder/CEO of the 1954 Equity Project. Dr. Osefo is also a political commentator and can be seen on Fox News, MSNBC and ABC News. 

Jewel Mcgowan-Watson, Esq.

Jewel McGowan Watson, Esq. is a trusted legal and business advisor to stakeholders and business and legal leaders. In her role as Director, Corporate Counsel, at The Prudential Insurance Company of America, she is responsible for managing outside counsel and overseeing litigation impacting the Company. 

Catherine Wilson, MSW

Catherine Wilson, is the Chief Executive Officer of the United Way of Essex and West Hudson.

Lutisha Vickerie, Esq, Ph.D.

Dr. Lutisha Vickerie is a Lawyer and Professor with an expertise in International Business. 

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