Three to Receive Awards for Inclusive Leadership and Social Responsibility

Pine Manor College will honor three Southern California women leaders at a luncheon on March 1st at The Peninsula Hotel, Beverly Hills, California. The awards luncheon will be hosted by Wallis Annenberg and Wendi Woods Chandler, Pine Manor College alumnae. The three honorees are:

  • Kathy Checchi: attorney and President of the Trusteeship; Board member of LA's Best (after school enrichment program), HOPE (Hispanas Organized for Political Equality), Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and the Latinos Children's Fund.
  • Alison Winter: Chair of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, President and CEO of Northern Trust of California and Executive Vice President of Midwest Personal Financial Services of Northern Trust Corporation, Chicago; Board member of California Healthcare Foundation and of the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles. 
  • Jeanne Wolf: TV and print journalist, Editor-at-Large, Redbook magazine; featured reporter for ABC's "Nightline" and "Good Morning, America" and her own PBS interview series; President of her own production company, "Pentacom Productions." The award recipients will discuss women and leadership with PMC President Gloria Nemerowicz, co-author of Education for Leadership and Social Responsibility.

According to Wallis Annenberg, a Pine Manor College trustee emerita and Co-chair with Wendi Woods Chandler of the Honorary Committee for this event, "We are proud to honor three women who personify the ideals of socially responsible leadership and have made profound contributions in their workplaces and their communities‹and to do so in Southern California, where PMC has nearly 400 alumnae."

Sponsored by the Center for Inclusive Leadership and Social Responsibility at Pine Manor College, the Leadership Awards are designed to honor women who have demonstrated collaboration, innovative thinking, and a commitment to social responsibility in their workplaces and communities. According to President Nemerowicz, "These are qualities emphasized throughout the liberal arts curriculum offered at the College."

Ms. Checchi, Ms. Winter and Ms. Wolf are among several recent recipients of the Leadership Award, including The Honorable Juliette Clagett McClennan, former U.S. Representative to the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women; Lynn M. Martin, former Secretary of the Department of Labor and former Congresswoman from Illinois; and Shelley Looney, U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Gold Medalist.