Former Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift was appointed President & Executive Director of LearnLaunch on July 1, 2019. LearnLaunch is an education innovation hub which connects and supports solution creators and adopters to increase student achievement to close equity gaps. A 501c3 nonprofit, LearnLaunch provides advocacy for excellence in education and those doing the work through the programs offered in its Institute. It also seeks to expand the capacity and collaboration across the education sector both at its physical campus and through the virtual connections it enables.
Previously, Swift served for fifteen years in state government, including holding the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation and State Senator. Since leaving public office, Swift has held roles in the private sector focused on education.
Currently she serves as a member of the Board of Supervisors for Suburban Propane, a publicly traded propane marketing company; API, a privately held international study abroad company. Previously, she was the Executive Chair of Ultimate Medical Academy, a non-profit post-secondary institution training adult workers. In addition, she serves on the advisory board for the School of Leadership Afghanistan (SOLA), the first girls boarding school in Afghanistan, and as a member of Oxfam’s Sisters on the Planet Ambassadors.
She and her husband, Chuck, live in Williamstown, Massachusetts and are the proud parents of three daughters, Elizabeth, Lauren and Sarah.
Jane and Sarah will take part in the M.A.D. Love segment, moderated by The Boston Globe’s Meredith Goldstein, in which three Mother-And-Daughter pairs will share the stage to talk about life, love, challenges and how they have learned to see the world from each other’s perspective.
Youth Poet Laureate
Producer & Director, Netflix Series: "Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker"
Former White House Social Secretary, Activist, Community Organizer
Chief Marketing Officer, John Hancock
Attorney General of Massachusetts
CEO & Chairman, Hill Holliday
Journalist & Anchor, WBZ-TV
Musician, Songwriter, Composer
Pulitzer Prize-winning Reporter, The Washington Post; Author, "A Very Stable Genius"
Former EPA Administrator; President and CEO, NRDC
Reporter, The Washington Post
Terrie & Bradley Bloom Artistic Director, American Repertory Theater
Gold Medal Gymnast & Advocate
Writer, Political Activist, Feminist
Co-founders and CEOs, theSkimm
The Boston Globe's Meredith Goldstein will be moderating the M.A.D. Love segment, in which three Mother-And-Daughter pairs will share the stage to talk about life, love, challenges and how they have learned to see the world from each other’s perspective.
M’Girl’s percussive based hand drum songs blend harmonies into a contemporary gospel style, reflecting both their cultural practice and their personal story of home. Led by Renae Morriseau, their music reflects their personal journeys and cultural world views held respectfully by each M’Girl living within the urban environment of the lower mainland of British Columbia, Canada. M'Girl will be performing along with Sheila Maracle, the Toronto-based composer and singer for their song Eyes Wide Open.
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