SVP Ladies Who Rock: Part 1
Our SVP family is full of people who are out there doing great things for our community, and today we wanted to give a shout out to four women in particular.
From early literacy to education innovation – SVP'ers Jessie Woolley-Wilson, Julie Pham, CiKeithia Pugh, and Maggie Walker have recently been recognized in publications like Forbes and the Puget Sound Business Journal.
Forbes Magazine recently named SVP Partner Jessie Woolley-Wilson one of 15 classroom revolutionaries. Their Impact 15 article features “education innovators who are harnessing a slew of disruptive technologies to change everything from the way we teach grade school math to how we train the next generation of teachers.”
You can read Jessie's profile in Forbes, and check out the full article. You can also see Jessie's profile in the Puget Sound Business Journal where she was honored among their 2012 Women of Influence.
Jessie talked about her work and her commitment to making zip codes irrelevant to a child's ability to learn at the 2012 TEDxRainier event. She believes in the power of blended learning – combining traditional face to face classroom time with new innovative technologies.
Hear her talk below.
SVP Partner and Brainerd Fellow, CiKeithia Pugh was recently featured on the Seattle Channel with Mayor McGinn and our City Librarian, Marcellus Turner.
As the Early Learning Program Manager for the Seattle Public Library, CiKeithia is responsible for the overall coordination and implementation of the library’s early literacy programs and services. Her current projects include library sponsored Kaleidoscope play & learn groups, story time coordination, publications and materials, and community outreach.
In her presentation with the Mayor, CiKeithia spoke about the importance of reading, writing, playing, singing, and talking for early literacy.
Hear her speech below. It starts at about 5:00 minutes in.
Jessie Woolley-Wilson is not the only SVP Partner making headlines in Forbes. Did you know that SVP board member Julie Pham was recently invited to contribute to Forbes online?
Her new blog “Business Without Borders” will focus on the inspirations, dreams, and nightmares that motivate and haunt entrepreneurs in businesses of all sizes (because all sizes matter), locales, and industry type.
Maggie Walker worked in the commercial furnishing and design industry for 15 years, but she says her 'real career' has been as a civic volunteer.
The New Jersey native has been a full-time board member for nonprofits and foundations for the past 25 years … Friends say she is a force of nature and extremely dedicated to the community — as a philanthropist and leader.