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Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 2:00:00 pm

In the next few weeks, we will begin recruiting the 2016 class of Leadership Main Line. I’m fortunate that the afterglow of the 2015 class has yet to completely fade. On the last day of the program in June, the 23 graduates were infected with the passion of the many outstanding speakers they interacted with.

                They left the program wanting to be better – more involved in the community and more passionate about the work they take on. Their companies are better for it.

                "Through inspiration, thought leadership from the region's best leaders, and a hands-on community-focused group project, Leadership Main Line provided me a unique opportunity to accelerate my development as a leader...all while building lasting relationships and a heightened community focus along the way," wrote Nate Prosser of Vanguard of his experience.

                Most of the 10 women and 13 men who went through the program chose “inspiring” as the word to describe the program. They appreciated the opportunity to collaborate, as well as having time to reflect on their leadership potential. They valued presenters who dealt with passionate pursuits, diversity, ethics, emotional intelligence and effective volunteering with nonprofits.

                Please contact me directly with questions about Leadership Main Line: BDagenais@mlcc.org

                I also want to highlight one of our leaders, Eileen Connolly-Robbins. This month, Eileen stepped down from her role as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Chamber. Eileen is a former chairwoman of the Board of Directors who joined the staff in 2009. Fortunately, she will continue to oversee our wildly popular Society of Professional Women.

                Please join me in thanking Eileen and welcoming her to her new role, which will be marked by her continued passion for women leadership. The Chamber and its members are lucky to have such a leader in our midst.

To read the entire August issue of the Main Line Business Monthly please click here 

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