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Women of Strength

Women of Strength: Sarah Norman

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  As the chief of community development for Sheppard Pratt, Sarah Norman wears a lot of hats—sometimes literally. Last spring, she and her team donned animal ears and tiaras to inject fun into the COVID-19 vaccination clinics they facilitated across Maryland. “My team was working nights and weekends, and just …

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Women of Strength: Dr. Leana Wen

COVID-19 is one of the largest public health crises of our lifetime. Since the pandemic began last year, scores of public health professionals have responded by contributing their expertise and insights. Dr. Leana Wen is among these public health professionals who have stepped up to provide information and resources as …

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Women of Strength: Alicia Wilson

Alicia Wilson’s enthusiasm is electric. Her leadership journey was sparked as a young woman from East Baltimore attending Mergenthaler Vocational- Technical High School with its motto “Engage! Empower! Excel!” Wilson has embodied these words through every level of her academic and professional career, beginning with stellar (and awarded) years at …

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Women of Strength: Shelonda Stokes

For Shelonda Stokes, President of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, a passion to serve the Baltimore area comes naturally. As a city native, Stokes graduated high school from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. This experience offered insight into not only her future career and problem-solving abilities, but also “the diversity … when …

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Women of Strength: Amy Pollokoff

Despite a career, a marriage and two daughters, Amy Pollokoff, a lay leader at The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore and currently the chair of the Associated Women’s Campaign, still has found time over the years to dedicate herself to improving her local community. Pollokoff grew up in Pikesville as …

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Women of Strength: Jeannie Howe

  Greater Baltimore’s community of artists embraces a tapestry of personalities. Organized by artists and cultural organizations to nurture, promote and connect the cultural sector of Baltimore and its surrounding five counties, the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA) provides support that allows the arts in Baltimore to flourish. Executive director …

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