WASHINGTON, November 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Women’s Business Collaborative (WBC) today announced the appointment of Shelley Kapoor Collins and Gerri Mason Hall on its Board of Directors. Both join the WBC Board with immediate effect.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Shelly and Gerri to our Board,” said Eddie Fraser, WBC CEO. “These amazing women leaders have made significant contributions to advancing diversity and inclusion throughout their professional careers, and we are excited to welcome their thought leadership as we look to 2023 and beyond.”
Shelley Kapoor Collins is a Partner at Sway Ventures and Founding Partner of Shatter Fund, a venture capital fund that invests exclusively in high-potential disruptive technology companies led by women entrepreneurs. Collins, who previously served as Technical Advisor to the Vice President Kamala Harriswas recognized earlier this year by the WBC with 2022 Trailblazer in Gender Equality and Diversity Award.
“I am honored to be asked to join the board of the Women Business Collaborative,” said Collins. “I look forward to joining this dedicated group of leaders committed to achieving full equality, particularly in access to capital and inclusion for all women in business.”
A lifelong champion of diversity in the workplace, Gerri Mason Hall serves on the boards of UNCF and Generations United. Mason Hall’s previous leadership roles include Vice President, Global Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at NetApp and Chief Diversity Officer at Sodexo and Amtrak
“I look forward to working with this amazing team to advance the WBC mission,” said Mason Hall. “I’m especially excited to support leaders and companies with purpose and leverage our strength in numbers.”
The WBC Board of Directors is the governing body that oversees an unprecedented alliance of over 75 business organizations and hundreds of business leaders who are building a movement to achieve equal position, pay and power for all women in business.
“The WBC has made significant strides in accelerating change for women in business, but as our own research has shown, much work remains,” she commented. Paula Bennett, Co-Chair of the WBC Nominations Governance Committee. “We are delighted that Shelly and Gerri have chosen to share their knowledge and expertise with WBC as part of our Board as we work to advance the advancement of all women in business, at all levels and in all industries.”
For more information on the WBC, please visit wbcollaborative.org.
About the Women’s Business Collaborative (WBC)
The Women’s Business Collaborative (WBC) is an unprecedented alliance of more than 75 women’s business organizations and hundreds of business leaders building a movement to achieve equal position, pay and power for all women in business. Through collaboration, advocacy, action and accountability, we mobilize thousands of diverse professional women and men, business organizations, public and private companies to accelerate change. For more information on the Women’s Business Collaborative, visit wbcollaborative.org
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