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Women of Today ~ Board of Directors
Spotlight on TGTW Club
Keynote: Marcia Young Cantarella, PhD. Educator
Workshop #1: The Art of Interviewing
Workshop #2: Pearls of Wisdom
Money in Power: Tra'Lynn Husbands
Marcia Young Cantarella, PhD
Marcia Cantarella has been an Associate Dean at Hunter College, a Dean at Princeton University and part of the Dean’s staff at New York University’s College of Arts and Science. In these functions she has been responsible for academic advisement, career development, preparation for postgraduate fellowships, development of diversity programs, and strategies to generally enhance students’ academic experience and outcomes. She has drawn on 15 years of corporate experience gained as a Director in Public Affairs and then in Marketing at Avon Products to apply those skills and background to communications challenges, financial and strategic planning in a higher education environment. As Vice-President of Student Affairs at Metropolitan College of NY she was responsible for web development and rebranding of the College as well as admissions and student services.
She is the author of I CAN Finish College: The Overcome Any Obstacle and Get Your Degree Guide (www.icanfinishcollege.com) which educators, parents and students say is a goldmine of
information and strategies especially for first generation, low-income and students of color who struggle to complete college degrees.
Dr. Cantarella frequently provides workshops for college bound students for programs including Futures and Options, Prep for Prep, and Eagle Academy. She was author of the Student Handbook and Facilitators Guide for the PBS documentary All the Difference produced by Wes Moore as well as materials for the Ken Burns documentary College Behind Bars.
She is Co-Director of the Hunter College Black Male Initiative and has been a consultant with the National Urban Coalition for Effective Education. She is Co-Chair of the Steering Committee for Degrees NYC. She serves on the Boards of the READ Alliance and Saint Elizabeth University and serves on many other advisory boards including the Create Change Transform Foundation and the Boy Scout Council of Manhattan.
Dr. Cantarella graduated with Honors from Bryn Mawr College and has her Masters and Doctoral degrees from New York University in American Studies with a focus on American Business. She is the daughter of Civil Rights Leader Whitney Young.
President, TGTW Co-Founder
Senior Managing Director of Network Expansion, NAF
Chairwoman, TGTW Co-Founder
NYC & Yonkers Field Associate, CTE Technical Assistance Center of New York
Second Year Law Student, Howard University School of Law
Manager, Talent Acquisition, Training & Diversity,
Human Resources Manager (supporting the Americas region) - Training, Development, Change, & Communication,
First Year Law Student, University of Michigan Law School
Panelist, Pearls of Wisdom
Second Year Law Student,
Howard University School of Law
Excellence by Design Consulting
Tra'Lynn Husbands is a graduate of Hunter College. She has worked in the finance industry for over 7 years and one of her passions is to bring financial literacy and freedom to all ages. She has partnered with many major organizations throughout New York and provides individualized counseling on credit and budgeting.