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Iona Athletics Hosts Women's Leadership Society Dinner

Five guest speakers include three Iona alumnae in inaugural event on January 26.

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NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Iona College athletics is excited to announce its inaugural Women's Leadership Society Dinner to take place on campus on Friday, January 26. The event will include three alumni among the five guest presenters.

Title IX, a groundbreaking law which reshaped college athletics, celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2017. In recognition of the anniversary, the Iona Gaels Women's Leadership Society was established to support and position women's athletics at Iona for continued success. The inaugural dinner will be used as a forum for prominent Iona alumni and friends to speak to our current female student-athletes as part of a leadership panel.

"We are extremely excited to host the inaugural Women's Leadership Society Dinner," said Matt Glovaski, deputy director of Athletics. "We have a terrific group of panelists who to provide invaluable insight and advice to our current student-athletes. This is the first of a series of events geared towards celebrating and positioning women's athletics for success at Iona College. We hope alumni, friends, family and members of the Iona community will come out to support this great occasion."

What a great opportunity for our female student-athletes to be surrounded by professional women who will be able to share some great career and leadership advice that's helped them be successful,” added Melissa Inouye, head softball coach.

This year's presenters include:
Linda Bruno '76, '79 MS - Bruno Sport Enterprises
Anne Marie Hynes, Esq. - President of the Hynes Foundation
Eileen O'Rourke, Esq. '79, '96 MBA - Attorney and Arbitrator
Jeanna Taylor '83 - Chief Operating Officer of MSG Promotions, Inc.
Cristina Teuscher - Two-time Olympic Swimming Gold Medalist ('96, '00), Swim School Owner, Executive Coach and Consultant

Doors are scheduled to open at 6 p.m. with opening remarks at 6:30 p.m. followed by networking and round table discussions at 8:30 p.m. with the presenters and attendees.

Young alumni tickets for those who have graduated within the last five years are $75. Other individual tickets are $115. Sponsorships are also available for the event starting with a $1,500 team sponsor, $3,500 event sponsor and $5,000 title sponsor. Most credit cards are accepted, and checks can be made out to Iona College Goal Club.

Topics include professional development, life and career skills and general advice for future success. For more information or to RSVP (by Monday, January 22), contact Matt Glovaski at or (914) 633-2627.

Founded in 1940, Iona College is a master's-granting private, Catholic, coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers. Iona's 45-acre campus is just 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan. With a total enrollment of nearly 4,000 students and an alumni base of over 50,000 around the world, Iona is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence and the values of justice, peace and service. Iona is highly accredited, offering undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, science, and business administration, as well as Master of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees and numerous advanced certificate programs. Iona’s LaPenta School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, a prestigious recognition awarded to just five percent of business schools worldwide. The Princeton Review recognized Iona’s on-campus MBA program as a “Best Business School for 2020.” Iona College also recently launched a new, fully online MBA program for even greater flexibility.