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Congratulations to the 2017 CLUBbie Award Winners

11/13/2017 4:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The CLUB celebrated its 5th Anniversary with a banquet, held at the Fremont Hills Country Club on November 9, 2017. At this event, the CLUB recognized four of its members for their outstanding service:


The Driver Award

Natalya Thakur, Relationship Manager at FutureAdvisor (a subsidiary of BlackRock)

Natalya was awarded the Driver award for 2017. Natalya joined the CLUB late 2016 and almost immediately took on a leadership role as the CLUB’s 2017 Operating Committee Chair and Managing Director of Communities. Natalya was instrumental in bringing together the leaders of the CLUB’s various committees to ensure cross-committee communication and coordination, as well as working with our Community (Segments) leads to drive smaller group gatherings.




The Evangelist Award

Lauren Rothenberg, Litigation Consultant at R&D Strategic Solutions

Lauren has been instrumental in leading the growth of our San Francisco-based community, helping us to refine how we target and communicate with our different geographic communities. If you’ve been to a SF-based event, lunch, walk, or drinks, you’ve probably seen Lauren there - she regularly leads events in our San Francisco market.


The Groundbreaker Award

Maya Tussing, Alesco West Co-Head and Principal at Alesco Advisors

Maya is a relatively new member of the CLUB but jumped right in, volunteering for the membership committee. Then she developed and launched the Make The Ask program for the CLUB, a 3-month interactive program to help women craft their “ask” and negotiate for more. The program piloted this year and we are looking forward to a broader rollout in 2018. For this, we award her this year’s Groundbreaker award.


Special recognition, Evangelist

We don’t usually award CLUBbies to board members, but we made an exception for Laraine McKinnon, founder of strategic consulting firm LMC17. Laraine joined the CLUB just after it was launched, and in 2014, she asked if we’d let her create a women’s leadership Incubator for the CLUB. You’ve seen some of the results of the program. Laraine also has referred the most new members to the CLUB this year, so we think she is highly deserving of our Evangelist award.


Please join us in congratulating these phenomenal women on their accomplishment!

The CLUB Board of Directors

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