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Women in Leadership Alumni  Panel

Women in Leadership Alumni Panel

Alumnae leaders and their stories.

Join five TU alumnae as they discuss their journeys to the leadership positions they are in today. Hear about gender equality and diversity in the workplace, challenges they have faced and skills to develop to ensure success. 

A link to the WebEx session will be emailed to all registrants before the event.



Kaitlin Bowman ’02

Kaitlin Bowman joined the Towson University Office of Partnerships & Outreach as a senior strategist in 2019. She is responsible for research and strategy to support leadership development for individuals and organizations. Prior to joining Towson University, Kaitlin was with Junior Achievement for over 15 years and served in many roles. Her most recent role was vice president for strategic partnerships at Junior Achievement of Central Maryland. In that role, she was responsible for building strategic relationships among major corporations in Central Maryland. She also manage the organization's funding efforts to fuel strategic growth, including the generation of more than $2 million in support from corporate, foundation, and individual donors. In addition, Kaitlin created several signature mission-based programs fostering leadership and strategic partnerships between youth, the private and public sector, as well as the community at large.


Kathleen McQuiggan ’90

Kathleen McQuiggan is an invest in women advocate and partner at Artemis Financial Advisors.  Her specialties are the financial planning needs of women and employing sustainable investing approaches. Prior to joining Artemis, Kathleen spent over 25 years serving investors, starting her career with Alex Brown in Baltimore, and then on to Goldman Sachs, where she worked for 13 years. In 2009, Kathleen founded Catalina Leadership; a consulting firm focused on investing in women. She later joined Pax as SVP, Global Women's Strategies, where she was responsible for product management of the Global Women's Index Fund and ran its Women & Wealth initiative. A longtime advocate for advancing women in leadership, Kathleen currently serves on the board of Forte Foundation.  She is also currently Co-Chair of the Board of Women Working for Oceans.  Kathleen serves on the investment committees of New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and the Association of Relief for Aged Women of New Bedford.  She also serves on the advisory council for Invest for Better.


Kelly Mitchell, M.S., SPHR, SHRM-SCP ’91

Kelly Mitchell, founder and principal of impactHR, LLC, is a human resources professional with more than 25 years of experience providing expertise and services to an array of fast-growth organizations. She brings to each client her ability to listen, assess and develop customized solutions for effective employment management and workplace strategies, enabling her clients to focus on the financial growth of their businesses. Kelly’s certified skills and experience include assessment of the HR infrastructure and the establishment or enhancement of the HR function. She also is an expert in the implementation of best practices in the areas of recruitment/staffing, employee retention, compensation, benefits and employee relations; development and implementation of HR information management systems; creation of effective performance management strategies; and development and facilitation of various organizational development programs.


Edna Primrose ’84

Edna Primrose is the Director of Policy for the Education and Society Program at the Aspen Institute. In this role, she leads programs that seek to address poverty in America by fostering connections across education, economic and social mobility, and equity. Prior to joining Aspen, Edna served as Assistant Administrator for Water and Environmental Programs and Chief Operating Officer at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She led national programs to enhance rural communities’ access to water and waste infrastructure and promote education and workforce initiatives.  She has over 20 years of executive leadership experience in the public and private sectors that includes serving as National Director of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Job Corps. Ms. Primrose has successfully managed both large scale and local public-private partnerships. She earned her degree in Business Administration in 1984 from Towson University and gives back by serving on several TU Advisory Boards.   


Glenda Sanders ’84

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Glenda Sanders is the Vice President at Sanders Designs, an architectural planning firm. While serving as the regional sales manager for Automatic Data Processing, a Fortune 500 company, Glenda and her husband started Sanders Designs in 1989 in the basement of their home. Glenda leads the company in its marketing, financial and operational decisions. The company has clients in the commercial, restaurant, community engagement, educational and residential industries including Sinclair Broadcasting, Mt de Sales Academy, Baltimore County Department of Public Works and the Community College of Baltimore County. 


Dial-In Information

A webex link will be sent to all registrants.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

All Campus Events, Alumni & Advancement, Open to the Public, Faculty/Staff, Virtual


University Advancement, Alumni Relations

Target Audience

Students, Faculty, General Public, Staff, Alumni



No cost

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