Before #womenintech…Billie Jean King, Deborah Norville, Gloria Steinem…

Russ DeVeau at Hartford College for Women Gloria Steinem Debra Norville Bille Jean King Russell DeVeauBefore I was promoting women in technology #womenintech, I was working at Hartford College for Women (HCW) where I was promoting accomplished – and often groundbreaking – women who were leaders in a wide range of industries.

These pictures provide a glimpse of some of the notable women I had opportunity to cross paths with during my time developing marketing programs at HCW. The photo on top was taken on the HCW campus by E2 Photography – in fact, I was standing to the photographer’s left when this picture was taken – and features, from left to right, Sarah Brady, Faye Wattleton, Ellen Goodman, Eileen Kraus and Billie Jean King.

That image was used to help promote the first ever Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame exhibition that was installed by me and my team in the HCW art gallery in conjunction with the incredibly successful American Women in Focus event produced by the Connecticut Forum.

The bottom photo is a picture of a Hartford Courant press clipping of a story covering Gloria Steinem’s visit to Hartford as part of the HCW Women Connect educational and networking programs. I had an early role in producing Women Connect, working shoulder to shoulder with my pal Sandra Bursey, who at the time, was director of membership at The Hartford Club.

I’ve recently launched a blog to showcase some of the programs I managed during my time at HCW and to highlight some of the incredible women – and men – I met during those years. Check out my latest HCW posts here. – Russ DeVeau


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