Network 2000, a statewide organization promoting the advancement of women in professional and executive roles, has changed its name to Executive Alliance – A Catalyst for Women Leaders in Maryland. With the new name comes an enhanced focus, to accelerate success by expanding women’s impact and influence through advocacy, education and mentorship.
“Our new name conveys more clearly the makeup of our membership as executive leaders and promotes the collaborative nature of our work,” says the organization’s president, Ann Quinn. “This name and tagline will more closely align with the organization’s focus and its commitment to diversity in leadership by moving women into leadership roles.”
Executive Alliance is a peer member organization of executives, connecting them to other executive-level women and advocating for the advancement of women in leadership roles. The organization connects women with corporate and government board opportunities by building relationships and developing a pipeline of board-ready women. It collaborates with private and public entities as well as business leaders to raise awareness and advance women in leadership roles.
In addition, Executive Alliance offers educational opportunities to include sharing knowledge, leveraging best practices and providing resources to both rising stars and accomplished women. It helps executives cultivate new connections and expand their personal networks. The organization’s Effective Impact Mentoring Program provides individual guidance and professional skills to help mid-level professional women achieve their career goals. The Greenbag Initiative recognizes the importance of public service and identifies women for consideration for government commissions and boards.
The annual Women of Excellence luncheon draws approximately 1,000 business leaders who gather to hear from nationally recognized women, most recently Donna Brazile and Mary Matalan, at the November event.
“As we look to the future, we see many exciting opportunities. Our new name, Executive Alliance, carries on our tradition while reflecting our continued commitment to expand the influence and impact of women, to promote the value of diversity in leadership, to build connections through partnership and to engage the next generation of leaders,” Quinn says.
For more information, visit Executive Alliance online at www.executivealliance.org. I95