2017 PLEN Mentor Awards

PLEN Mentor Awards: Honoring Women Leaders!

On March 15, 2017, PLEN students and supporters gathered at Sonoma Wine Bar in Washington, DC to celebrate the PLEN Mentor Awards Honorees: women leaders who have a proven commitment to training the next generation of women public policy leaders.  Over a hundred PLEN alumnae, students, speakers, and supporters joined us to support the amazing work of five women leaders who are making huge strides in the public policy arena while also, in the words of keynote speaker Anna Palmer, helping those coming up the ladder behind them.

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PLEN congratulates the 2017 PLEN Mentor Award Honorees for their outstanding commitment to mentoring the next generation of women public policy leaders.

PLEN Mentor Award Honorees:

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)
Nancy Bocskor, The Nancy Bocskor Company
Alice Rivlin, The Brookings Institution

Marianne Alexander Alumna Leadership Award:

Kathee Facchiano, PLEN Alumna & Office of Congressman Clay Higgins (LA-03)

2017 Host Committee

Emily Bardach, Women in Government Relations • Michele Blair • Amy J. Blankenbiller, President & Owner, AjB Strategies, LLC • Dana Brown, Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics* • Anne DarConte, Beyond K Street • Christine R. de Denus, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry Hobart & William Smith Colleges & Director of the First Generation Initiative • Caitlin Donahue, Senior Vice President, Curley Company • Maggie Feldman-Piltch, Unicorn Strategies • Lynn Fox • Mary Goldsmith, RSM • Kristin Haffert, Co-Founder, Project Mine the Gap • Lisa Kaenzig, Ph.D., Associate Dean, William Smith College* • Vanessa Kermick, Air Line Pilots Association* • Shelby Olson, Right Management* • Allyson Perleoni, American Academy of Pediatrics • Lisa D.T. Rice, Director, Newcomb Alumnae Association* • Naomi Senkeeto, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association* • Ellie Shaw, American Express Company • Jen Stange, SEIU • Jona Van Deun, Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC* • Gwen K. Young, Director of the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative and Women in Public Service Project at the Wilson Center

*Denotes PLEN Board Member

Thank you to our sponsors!

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