Induction Ceremony 2015

Connecticut Women - Global Impact

Photo Gallery

Thanks to all who helped make our 22nd Annual Induction Ceremony a success!
Click to scroll through the gallery of event photos by Allegra Anderson Photography!


Carolyn Miles

President and CEO of Save the Children, international leader creating change for children around the world

Indra Nooyi

Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo known for her global leadership, strategy, corporate responsibility and sustainability efforts

Margaret Bourke-White

First female photographer for Life magazine and first female American war photojournalist

2015 Global Impact Honorees


Elizabeth Bradley, Ph.D. 
Professor, Yale School of Public Health & Faculty Director, Yale Global Health Leaders 
Global health and management expert recognized for her work in strengthening healthcare systems in the U.S. and developing countries through quality of care improvements and implementation of health innovations

Theresa Devins, DrPH
Assistant Director, Boehringer Ingleheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Leader in multi-national pharmaceutical megatrials with specific focus on retention efforts and minimizing data loss as well as increasing the participation of women and minorities in clinical trials

Maryam Elahi
President & CEO, Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
Respected international human rights lawyer, advocate and scholar who established the first undergraduate college human rights program in the United States at Trinity College in Hartford

Rachel Granger
Vice President of International Partnerships & Programs, AmeriCares
Expert with deep experience in long-term disaster recovery overseeing emergency response efforts and delivering ongoing medical aid through programs and partnerships in over 40 countries worldwide including Haiti, India and El Salvador

Carolyn Kuan
Music Director, Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Internationally recognized as a conductor of extraordinary versatility and an expert in Asian and contemporary music, briding the gap between cultural and social issues including global environmental conservation

Ilana Odess
CEO, Woven Orthopedic Technologies
Award-winning entrepreneur known for shepherding science and healthcare companies from concept to clinical application and sustainable multi-billion-dollar businesses acquired by multi-national corporations

Heidi Paul
Executive Vice President for Corporate Affairs, Nestle Waters North America
Experienced corporate affairs professional overseeing sustainability and citizenship, former Chair and current member for Project WET, an initiative that educates children, parents, teachers and community members about global water issues

Robin Tauck
Co-Owner and former President & CEO, Tauck, Inc.
Travel business leader and philanthropist creating positive social, cultural and economic change worldwide through sustainable tourism, authentic cultural experiences, public-private partnerships and the protection of environmental and cultural heritage

Megan Clark Torrey
Executive Director, World Affairs Council of Connecticut
Leader in raising local awareness of world issues through world-class programming, including initiatives that equip Connecticut students with essential skills necessary to navigate the global marketplace

Carol P. Wallace
Chairman, President & CEO, Cooper-Atkins Corporation
Award-winning CEO in manufacturing monitoring solutions for the global foodservice, healthcare, HVAC/R, industrial and OEM markets, recently recognized with the President's E-Award for the company's growth in exports


Event Sponsors

(as of 11/2/2015)

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Spotlight Sponsors:



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Bronze Sponsors:



Cooper-Atkins Corporation

Hoffman Audi of East Hartford & New London

Murtha Culina LLP

People's United Bank

Pullman & Comley LLC


Sheila S. Moses, CPA, P.C.

Southern Connecticut State University

Tauck Family, Friends and Associates

The Ethel Walker School

The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Company