Day 4: 20 Years of AWA
20 Years of AWA day four! Highlighting Kerry Healey AWA ’04 and her contributions to the Commonwealth.
Kerry Healey served as the 70th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007. Among many accomplishments, she co-chaired the state’s Regional Competitiveness Councils and partnered with Governor Romney to craft Massachusetts’ first-of-its-kind health care reform legislation.
In 2008, Kerry was appointed by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as a founding member of the Executive Committee of the U.S. State Department’s Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan (PJRA). In this role, she helped Afghan lawyers attend top U.S. law schools and establish Afghanistan’s first Law Review.
Kerry leads numerous philanthropic and policy initiatives, and in 2010 partnered with fellow AWA alumna Ambassador Swanee Hunt to co-chair the Political Parity project — a nonpartisan effort to increase the number of women in high-level political offices. She became Babson College’s first female President in 2013.