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Maura Kelly Launches LEAP 2020, A Women’s Leadership and Social Innovation Program

Maura Kelly Launches LEAP 2020, A Women’s Leadership and Social Innovation Program

Maura Kelly has launched LEAP 2020, a women’s leadership and social innovation program in partnership with nonprofits that support women in poverty.

On February 4th, the Leadership and Executive Acceleration Program (LEAP) hosted a reception to launch its 2020 women’s program. The keynote speaker was Board Director, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman & PR Week Hall of Fame 2019 Inductee, Aedhmar Hynes and the MC was LEAP DIrector, Maura Kelly.  

LEAP is a 6-month program for ambitious professional Irish and Irish-American women living in the Greater New York area. The leadership and social innovation program provides access to expert speakers and coaches, skills training workshops, and ultimately, a strong network of peer mentors. An important aspect of the LEAP Program is LEAP in the Community, which inspires women to channel their collective skills towards solving the real-world social problems of two local nonprofits. This year, LEAP partnered with The Dwelling Place NY and Self Help Africa USA. 

The program is funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland through the Irish Consulate in New York, the Irish International Business Network (IIBN) and supported by Purple Mountain Media and other companies. 

"The women in the program are committed to making their leadership development a priority, and will use their voices to make a difference not just for themselves but for their peers and the next generation,” explained Maura Kelly, Director of LEAP.  For more information go to https://www.leap-program.nyc/

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