On June 29, we’re hosting the next session in our educational series, Learning with Lovin’. In this session, which focuses on “Women Leaders and Their Lessons Learned,” our panelists will answer questions like: What’s it like to be a woman leader today? Where have we made progress? Where is there still work to be done to ensure the full participation of everyone in the workplace? How has the pandemic impacted us? Our panelists will dive in (and take your questions).
This is a free event open to all, however, registration is required. Register here and read on to meet our panelists!
Bethany Van Delft, Comedian and Advocate
Her “hip & grounded, laid-back delivery” has earned Bethany Van Delft the honor of performing at JFL and other cool comedy festivals. In 2020 and 2019, she was named “Best Comic” by Boston Magazine and her debut comedy album, “I’m Not a Llama,” dropped in December 2019 to good reviews and an impressive number of minutes, reaching #2 on the iTunes charts. In the “Before Times,” she regularly hosted The Moth Live events and has a story in The Moth‘s book, “All These Wonders.” She hosts iHeart Radio‘s kids news podcast, “The Ten News,” co-hosts the Nova/PBS series, Parentalogic, has a weekly IG comedy and hangout show, ARTISANAL COMEDY; and somehow keeps her kids and husband alive and not suuuper unhappy. She also bakes pretty well. Learn more about Bethany.
Lisa Fall, President and Chief Executive Officer, BOX Options Market
Lisa J. Fall, Esq. is President and Chief Executive Officer of BOX Digital Markets LLC and Boston Security Token Exchange LLC where she provides executive leadership to BOX management and the Boards of Directors, facilitates communications with the SEC, and manages all aspects of corporate governance. Prior to joining BOX, Lisa worked for Fidelity Investments in the areas of Trading, Legal, and Risk and served on the NASDAQ OMX BX BOXR Board of Directors. Lisa has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Political Philosophy from Syracuse University and a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School. She is also the co-founder of Hamilton-Wenham Mom Ball, an organization that supports the ESSCO-MGH Breast Cancer Research Fund at Massachusetts General Hospital. She serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for Lovin’ Spoonfuls. Learn more about Lisa.
Erin Keohane, Senior Director of Development, Lovin’ Spoonfuls
Erin joined Lovin’ Spoonfuls with nearly fifteen years of professional fundraising experience in June 2019. Most recently, Erin served as the Managing Director of Development for Horizons for Homeless Children. In this role, Erin was responsible for the comprehensive annual giving and special events programs ($5.7M annually). Prior to Horizons, Erin served as a consultant with two fundraising consulting firms, Development Guild DDI & CCS. During her tenure, Erin partnered with a variety of nonprofit clients and their institutional leadership to identify challenges and opportunities that made their fundraising practice most successful. Erin’s client portfolio was focused on the day-to-day management of fundraising engagements and the management and outreach with executive searches. A professional highlight during this time was providing fundraising counsel to the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts to lead it through a successful $20 million capital campaign. Earlier in her career, Erin held development positions at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Suffolk University. Learn more about Erin.
Ashley Stanley, Founder and Executive Director, Lovin’ Spoonfuls
Ashley Stanley is a born and bred Bostonian. Since founding Lovin’ Spoonfuls in 2010, more than 20 million pounds of fresh, healthy food has been rescued and brought into the social service stream. She has created unparalleled awareness for food rescue, with dedication to addressing hunger relief, climate change, and health equity. In 2011, the Boston Business Journal named her an ‘Emerging Leader.’ In 2012, Lovin’ Spoonfuls was a two-time winner of the Mass Challenge competition. In 2013, Ashley was selected as one of the BBJ’s ’40 under 40’ and served as a fellow at The Nantucket Project. In 2014, Ashley was recognized by The Boston Globe as a ‘Game Changer’ and in Boston Magazine‘s ‘Power of Ideas.’ She is an Oxfam International Sisters of the Planet Ambassador, a member of TEDWomen, and a TEDx community speaker. She’s been featured on NPR and written for The Huffington Post. Learn more about Ashley.
Meet our Moderator
Abbey Niezgoda, Reporter, NBC 10 Boston
Abbey Niezgoda enjoys telling all sorts of stories, but has spent the last year reporting on the pandemic. When she’s not asking the Governor questions or interviewing healthcare workers on the front lines, she is dining outdoors and supporting local restaurants. A graduate of Emerson College, she is a longtime supporter of Lovin’ Spoonfuls and a member of Friends of Lovin’ Spoonfuls. Her favorite Lovin’ memories include every Ultimate Tailgate Party and 2019’s Chefs’ Table event, where she served as the auctioneer. Learn more about Abbey.