Women Changing the World:
A Panel Discussion with New
Hampshire Women Leaders
March 8th is International Women's Day! Join the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire for our virtual celebration with a panel featuring three international non-profit leaders that call New Hampshire home. Tune in as Dr. Catherine Rielly of Rubia Handwork, Katherine Kolios of Rain for the Sahel and Sahara, and Blair Demers of Education for All Children talk about the meaningful work that their organizations do, and discuss their experiences as women leading non-profits in New Hampshire.
Following the opening remarks of the speakers, a moderated Question and Answer session will be held. All questions can be emailed to email@example.com, posted in either of the YouTube or Facebook Live chats, or the messenger app on our website. Tune in to the Council website for this virtual event at wacnh.org and we hope to see you there!
When: Monday, March 8th from 6 - 7pm
About Blair Demers
Blair Demers is the U.S. Executive Director of Education for All Children (EFAC), an education-to-employment program for talented, disadvantaged Kenyan youth with offices in Portsmouth, NH and Nairobi, Kenya. In her role, Blair combines her passion for Africa with her deep commitment to creating opportunities for young people where none would otherwise exist. Blair began her career in the nonprofit sector at SMART, a San Francisco-based educational organization serving low-income, academically motivated middle school students. Blair’s tenure there spanned six years and included the positions of Program Director, Development Director and Executive Director.
After moving to New Hampshire in 2007, Blair joined the board of the Seacoast Women’s Giving Circle and played an integral role in the organization’s growth as a grant-making body in New Hampshire. Serving as Chair of the Giving Circle from 2010-2012, Blair managed a strategic planning process with regard to the group’s membership, fundraising, grant-making, organizational structure, and sustainability. She also served as Vice Chair of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s Regional Advisory Board and Chair of their Grants Committee from 2014-2020. Blair graduated from Princeton University in 1996 with a BA in History with Honors and a certificate in African Studies. In 2019, she earned her graduate degree in Nonprofit Management from Johns Hopkins. Blair lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with her husband, Jeff, and three teenaged daughters.
About Katherine Kolios
About Catherine Rielly
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