Female Leaders are Key
Women have long played a key role in MCA leadership.
One of the things we're very proud about here is that we've had women who've chaired our board. Some other organizations in the city haven't yet had a woman as board chair. And I was sort of raised by Helyn Goldenberg, but when I think back of Penny Pritzker, Mary Ittelson, Helen Zell, Sally Kovler—can anybody tell me a group better than that for leadership? They've been outstanding. And now of course we have Anne Kaplan. So we're very proud of that. We're very proud that we've had Madeleine as our first female director. So women really do have a key role. They've been instrumental in the success of the MCA.