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DirectWomen Advisory Board member and Marketing and Professional Alliances Committee Chair Kathleen Franklin delivered a speech in 2014 about the important work of DirectWomen. To read the text of that speech, click here

DirectWomen distributes Tribute Books and Program Books to attendees of our Sandra Day O'Connor Board Excellence Award Luncheon, Alumnae Conference, and Board Institute events. To request a hard copy of any of these publications, please contact To download PDF copies of past publications, please click on the appropriate link below. 

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Ann Harlan

Ann joined the board of the Gorman-Rupp Company in 2009. Learn more

Deborah Golden

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Kimberly Ellwanger

Kimberly joined the board of Heritage Financial Corporation and Heritage Bank in 2006. Learn more