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Remarkable Women Powerful Stories

Be Zonta's guest to hear the remarkable, personal story of one great woman and learn from her reflections on leadership, success and the path she has forged.
Gain insights on what it takes to meet the challenges of a profession while breaking down barriers, managing family life, and advocating for a cause.
Explore the keys to growing resilience, self-belief, courage and leadership skills to achieve that breakthrough you may need in your own career and life.

Remarkable Women Powerful Stories is a leadership series hosted by Lynne Foley OAM.
Each month, hear a remarkable woman share her achievements and personal story.


The story does not end here, but continues with each of you, bringing your own ideas to the series and back to your communities. Together, we are remarkable.

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Thursday, 18 Nov
          V. Renée Cutting

Meet our next guest: V. Renée Cutting

V. Renée Cutting serves as Chief Philanthropy Officer for UNICEF USA where she is responsible for creating and implementing a cohesive, collaborative, and unified fundraising program, supporting the world’s most vulnerable children. Renée comes to UNICEF USA from the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) where she held the position of Chief Development Officer. There, she led the transformation of LDF’s national philanthropic program, by launching its first comprehensive campaign, and helping to raise LDF’s brand through high profile partnerships and celebrity events.

Renée has over 20 years of experience formulating successful development strategies, and securing principal gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations. Prior to LDF, Renée held leadership roles as Chief Development Officer of Horizons National, Director of Development at Mount Sinai, Director of Development of the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention, and Director of Major Gifts at The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Prior to embarking on a career in development, Renée was an English Instructor at Phillips Exeter and a Harvard University Administrative Fellow at the Division of Public Health Practice. A native of Barbados, Renée holds a Master’s degree in Education from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and American Literature from New York University.


Meet our host: Lynne Foley, OAM

“I channel my energy into influencing and supporting each woman I meet to be empowered to reach her aspirations. I intend my legacy to be the contribution I make to achieving gender equality, through opening doors to education for women and girls.”

An exciting motivational speaker, Lynne Foley, OAM, is passionate about leaving her audience with new ideas, thoughts and challenges and full of confidence to break through personal and professional barriers. She works professionally by facilitating leadership programs for individuals and organizations whose mission is to empower women and men through personal and leadership development. Lynne is an accredited and highly respected executive coach, speaker, consultant and educator, gaining her experience through successful executive leadership, consulting, board chair and director roles. As chairman of the 2020-2022 Zonta International Leadership Development Committee Lynne implements the organization’s global strategy to meet the leadership needs of members, clubs and districts  facilitates at conferences and workshops.


Our past guests, HEAR HER STORY:



Sharon Langenbeck, Ph.D.


Tiaji Sio


Tressa Lacy


Bandana Rana


Kendra Sharp,  Ph.D.


Holly Ransom


Felicia Davis


Dr. Anne Gallagher


Aviaja L. Hauptmann, Ph.D


Helen Clark


V. Renée Cutting

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