Founder, Advisory Board
As founder of the Wonder Women of Boston network, Jeanne Dasaro helps women leaders, artists, and professionals of diverse backgrounds connect with and support each other. She is a Boston-based storyteller, activist, and event coordinator as well as an avid crafter and bicycle rider. As a videographer, Jeanne developed and produced North End Stories, a project that has been featured by The Boston Globe that continues today, and has created short films for Boston Rising, Shikshantar, and Prosperity Catalyst.
From 2008-2012, Jeanne served as Co-Founder of The New Prosperity Initiative (NPi), a community media organization dedicated to social justice, knowledge-sharing, and dialogue across for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Jeanne believes stories have the power to inform, connect, and inspire--all things that can help embolden us to take an interest and make a difference in our communities. Her work at present focuses on storytelling that creates a sense of deep connection to place. For her work with NPi, Jeanne has been featured in O Magazine and The Boston Globe. Follow Jeanne on Twitter @JeanneDasaro.
A native of Montana, Erin Anderson moved to Massachusetts to pursue her undergraduate at UMass-Amherst where she studied history and sociology with a concentration on African American Studies and then received her MA in Intercultural Youth and Family Development from the University of Montana - Missoula.
Kendra has always been on the move. She grew up in Philadelphia, went to college in Maryland where she took her first big trip abroad and hasn't looked back since! She went on to live and teach English in South Korea for a year before moving to Boston. Her goal is to travel to 30 countries under 30 and she's well on her way!
Kendra is the Education Manager at the Lean Enterprise Institute, an education non-profit in Cambridge dedicated to "making things better through lean thinking and practice." She has spent the past five years at the institute learning as much as she can from the pioneers in the industry and gaining as much experience as possible.
When she is not working, Kendra probably is researching her next trip, cooking, reading or exploring a new part of the city on her scooter.
Courtney is excited to be adding the Wonder Women of Boston’s Events Committee to her plate so she can give back to the wonderful women who have helped her grow roots and make connections in the incredible city of Boston, where she now calls home. You can follow Courtney’s adventures on Twitter @courthgold.
Jaylee Oberg is a Recruiter who focuses on finding talented, and diverse candidates for Boston Public Schools.
Prior to recruiting, Ms. Oberg was part of City Year Denver’s founding year then returned back to Boston and worked as a recruiter for start-ups in the area.
She is proud mama to a boston terrier puppy, a big foodie, an adventurous yogi, and a huge advocate for spontaneous dance parties.
Trish Trish Fontanilla is the Global Director of Community at Startup Institute, a career accelerator focused on helping people develop the mindset, network, and skills they need to be successful at a startup. Prior to SI, she was the Vice President of Community & Customer Experience at Vsnap, an award-winning video messaging platform. In addition to WWBOS, Trish works to empower women and girls by serving on the conference committee for the Asian American Women in Leadership Conference. And she's a mentor for the Technovation Challenge, the Emerson College Accelerator, and Babson's WIN Lab.