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Sharon Reilly

2012 Speaker

Sharon Reilly is executive director of the Women’s Lunch Place.  She is leading the charge to take the  organization to its next level of maturity. Under her leadership, the Women’s Lunch Place launched a $3.2 million Capital Campaign and a comprehensive renovation of the facility both in less than a year.  She also spearheaded the design and implementation of a comprehensive evaluation system to measure the impact and efficacy of the organization’s services. Reilly’s professional career has crossed every sector from higher education to Fortune 500. She held senior positions at The Food Project, Beverly Enterprises and the National Marrow Donor Program. She is a member of The Commonwealth Institute Executive Director’s Forum, the College Club of Boston and a member of the board of directors of The Food Project and the Pine Tree Institute. Reilly has been recognized with numerous honors, including: Hood Simply Smart Milk award, Boston Celtics: Heroes Among Us award, Back Bay Association: Heavy Lifting award and Unity First: Common Ground Award. A native Mississippian, Reilly is a graduate of Rust College and the University of Mississippi,   Commonwealth Seminar and Boston College’s Executive Leadership Program.