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Maxine Baker LGW Featured Member
Every month LGW highlights a new member of the Leadership Greater Washington Community. This month we had the pleasure of getting to know Maxine Baker ('99). Can you give us some background or insight into your personal leadership path – including your sources of inspiration and most important lessons learned?   
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela On November 15, the Leadership Greater Washington Signature Class of 2019 visited several schools in the Washington region for its Education Day. Schools visited included the following: Early Childhood & Elementary
On November 7th, LGW held its first Author Showcase sponsored and hosted by Pepco Edison Place Gallery, spotlighting eleven LGW authors. Within our network, members have written books on a variety of topics including leadership, journalism, and social sciences. Each LGW author briefly shared with attendees a quick synopsis of their book and its inspiration, ranging in stories of dressing as Santa Claus to life in the Washington region.
Every month LGW highlights a new member of the Leadership Greater Washington Community. This month we had the pleasure of getting to know Andre Banks ('18), a graduate of the Class of 2018: Making A Scene. Can you give us some background or insight into your personal leadership path – including your sources of inspiration and most important lessons learned?
On October 25, leaders from the region's private, non-profit, and government sectors came together for Leadership Greater Washington's Third Annual Future of Greater Washington, a Leadership Exchange sponsored by Accenture and hosted by Gallup. The event was presented in partnership with Leadership: Arlington, Fairfax, Howard, Loudoun, Montgomery, Prince George's, and Greater Baltimore. The return of the acclaimed leadership exchange signifies the positive impact of collective leadership and initiatives dedicated to advancing the Greater Washington region. 
LGW’s latest Community Service Day focused on the effects of poverty and what members can do to help those in their communities. LGW partnered with non-profit, A Wider Circle. Under the leadership of Mark Bergel (’16), Founder & Executive Director, A Wider Circle seeks to end poverty by inspiring, fostering, and measuring individual and community change. A Wider Circle’s efforts focus on the provision of basic need items, workforce development, wraparound support, and neighborhood revitalization.
Every month LGW highlights a new member of the Leadership Greater Washington Community. This month we had the pleasure of getting to know Cary Hatch ('00), a graduate of the Class of 2000: Millennial Mosaic. Can you give us some background or insight into your personal leadership path – including your sources of inspiration and most important lessons learned?  I’ve always admired and been inspired by entrepreneurs. The mantra of: “Decide, Commit, Succeed” resonates with me. I’d add to that “Give Back” and “Repeat”.
Tuesday, July 24: Annie Lowrey -- Give People Money
On Friday, July 13, Leadership Greater Washington had the pleasure of welcoming Lonnie G. Bunch III, Founding Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Mr. Bunch is celebrated as one of the nation's leading figures in the historical and museum community and was recently featured on Politico's Annual 50 List. More than 100 LGW members, and regional leaders attended the inspiring conversation, moderated by Richard Bynum (‘13) of PNC.
Every month LGW highlights a new member of the Leadership Greater Washington Community. This month we had the pleasure of getting to know Karen Wawrzaszek, recent graduate of the Class of 2018: Making a Scene.