Women in Leadership Speaker Series: Christine Heenan

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event

Join URI Trustee Christine Heenan for a discussion centered on her career in communications and public affairs. Christine is chief communications officer and executive partner at Cambridge-based Flagship Pioneering and the founder of Clarendon Group, a communications strategy and social impact consulting firm. While at Clarendon she advised many notable clients, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Whitehead Institute, the Social Science Research Foundation, and others. She also held senior leadership positions at The Rockefeller Foundation and Harvard University and was a White House senior policy analyst and speechwriter during the Clinton administration. She has taught at Brown University and Harvard College, and served as a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center and an executive fellow at Harvard Business School. In addition to the URI Board of Trustees, she serves on the board of the David Rockefeller Fund.

The Women in Leadership Speaker Series showcases the inspiring careers of highly successful and influential women and provides the opportunity to share their knowledge and experiences with students and alumni. The series is made possible by the URI Foundation & Alumni Engagement and the Women’s Leadership Council.

Event Type

Lectures / Presentations, Virtual / Webinars


Career & Networking


Alumni, Faculty & Staff, General Public, Students, Parents & Caregivers


Alumni Engagement, URI Foundation




Complimentary; Registration required

Contact Person

Ann Weston

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