June 23rd, 2015
NWHM welcomes Linda Willett as its newest Board member. Willett is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the largest health insurance company in the state with over $10B in revenue in 2014. She leads the teams responsible for: Compliance; Enterprise Risk Management; Government Affairs; and, Legal Affairs. The Horizon BCBSNJ Foundation also reports to her and focuses on charitable giving in the state of New Jersey.
Ms. Willett has served on a number of not-for-profit boards as either Chair of the board or as a Committee Chair. Currently, she is Chair of the Education Fund Board of the New York Women’s Forum, is a member of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center Board, and has been elected to the National Women’s History Museum Board. Ms. Willett is also a member of the Association of the New York City Bar and the Economic Club of New York.
June 23rd, 2015
Thursday, July 9, 2015, 6:00 p.m. EST
Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Rd, Alexandria, VA 22307
NWHM will host a viewing of HBO’s film on the Suffrage Movement, “Iron Jawed Angels,” followed by a brief discussion. The event will be held at the Martha Washington Library in Alexandria, VA. Popcorn and drinks will be included! We’ll be in the library’s large meeting room, but if you can’t find us, just ask the workers at the information desk where the NWHM movie viewing is taking place.
Synopsis of film: The fight for women’s voting rights has rarely been given as dramatic a treatment as in Iron Jawed Angels. Hilary Swank (Boys Don’t Cry) and Frances O’Connor (Mansfield Park) star as second-wave suffragettes Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, who led the final fight for the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. The mounting energy of the fight–and the increasingly nasty opposition–gains real momentum when a wartime picket line leads to Paul, Burns, and their sisters-in-arms being arrested on trumped-up charges and imprisoned.
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