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Women Of Color Coalition Honors Babson’s Jane C. Edmonds For Service And Political Leadership In Massachusetts

Joins The Women's Pipeline for Change celebration - November 13

Jane C. Edmonds, Vice President for Governance at Babson College has been invited to join The Women’s Pipeline for Change “Celebration of 40 Years of Women of Color Elected to Office in Massachusetts” on November 13th at The Blue Glass Café at the John Hancock Tower in Boston. Edmonds is a member of the Pipeline’s select group of pioneer women of color leaders who have served in elected office in Massachusetts since 1973.

Early in her career, Edmonds was appointed by Governor Michael S. Dukakis as Chair of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (“MCAD”), the civil rights law enforcement agency for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

She later founded and ran her own consulting firm, Jane C. Edmonds & Associates, Inc., a workforce development and diversity leadership firm serving clients in the private, public and non-profit sectors for more than twenty years, among them: GE Capital Corporation, Fidelity, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, American Red Cross, United Technologies, Bureau of the Census, and Camp Dresser & McKee. Edmonds.jpg

In 2003, Edmonds served as a member of Governor Mitt Romney’s cabinet and as head of the Department of Workforce Development responsible for oversight of three line operating divisions and several centrally-managed functions, and for the flow of over two billion dollars in federal, state and tax revenues within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Most recently, Edmonds served as Senior Fellow at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies where she taught graduate-level domestic and international leadership courses in the Master of Science in Leadership Program.

At Babson, Edmonds is responsible for performing a variety of high level functions supporting the overall operations and efficiency of the Boards of Governance and serves as liaison between Babson College President Kerry Healey, the Governance Boards, internal and external community stakeholders and partners.

About The Women’s Pipeline for Change

The Women’s Pipeline for Change is a coalition of progressive women of color leaders, women of color-led organizations and allies from various sectors of public service, established to build a sustainable infrastructure to support progressive women of color as they enter, navigate and move up the pipeline of political leadership.

The Women's Pipeline for Change envisions a consistent stream of women of color entering public life and leading their communities at all levels, resulting in a vibrant and inclusive political system that produces sound policies and decisions to support working families and communities.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds™. The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society—while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value. For more information, visit www.babson.edu

By Barbara Spies Blair, 781-239-4621, blairb@babson.edu | 11/12/2013 12:00 AM