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Across the Ages - December 7, 2021 (Zoom)
Tuesday, December 07, 2021, 5:45 PM - 7:30 PM EST
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Across the Ages
an Intergenerational Panel of Boston Club Members

presented by
The Boston Club's 45th Anniversary Committee


Tuesday, December 7, 2021

5:45pm - 6:00pm - Login  
6:00pm- 7:30pm - Program and Q&A

Zoom Meeting
You will receive the dial-in information when you register 

Reg and School St Members: No charge
Associate Members: No charge
Non-Members: $35

Register no later than:
Tuesday, December 7, 2021



Join us as Boston Club members from 5 different decades of life discuss the differences and the similarities; the challenges and the opportunities; and the disappointments and the successes, of their personal and professional lives - and their experiences in the Club!  Five different ages, five different industries - and hundreds of stories!   


Our Moderator:

Chrissy Warren
 is an associate director in Ernst & Young's Americas Financial Services Center for Board Matters.  In that role, she supports board directors in their oversight roles by helping them address the most complex boardroom issues. Focused on the financial services sector, she delivers industry-tailored insights, education, one-on-one onboarding, and engagement opportunities for directors with peers and other key stakeholders within their sector. She brings 15+ years of assurance and consulting services with some of the largest global institutions to regional firms. Chrissy graduated from Villanova University with a BS in Accountancy, and is a CPA. Much of her time these days is spent raising 2 adorable little girls with her husband Dan. 

Our Panel:

Elaine Haney is a serial entrepreneur with a longstanding career successfully bringing software products to market. Starting out in enterprise B-to-B solutions, Elaine held several leadership positions in product management before transitioning to the Internet space and developing her first major Internet brand, She was instrumental in taking Switchboard from an Internet spin-off to a profitable, publicly traded company, to a successfully acquired entity. Elaine went on to partner with Jeff Taylor, founder of, to help him bring his Baby Boomer brand to market. Elaine was given the opportunity to spin out a piece of the business and led two rounds of financing, raising $5M to fund, the online obituary brand. By 2015, over 6M consumers and thousands of funeral homes were relying on the Tributes brand for obituary news, and 150 television & radio stations featured obituary sections on their websites powered by Elaine successfully orchestrated the sale of Tributes to its largest competitor,, in 2015, and then operated as Legacy’s Chief Data Officer, Chief Product Officer & COO before playing a pivotal role in the sale of Legacy in 2017 to a private equity firm. She recently rejoined forces with Jeff Taylor to deliver media and software associated with Ray Dalio’s bestselling book, Principles. Elaine sits on the boards of Comfort Zone Camp and Byond22. She received her BS in Computer Science cum laude as a Commonwealth Scholar at UMass Amherst, and her MS in Applied Management from Lesley University. Elaine was honored by UMass Amherst College of Information and Computer Science in 2016 for Outstanding Achievement in Management. Elaine served on The Boston Club Board as Chair of the Technology Committee from 2013 through 2017, and returned in 2021 to chair the Marketing Committee.

Margaret Low is the chief executive officer of WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station, which serves over a million people in the greater Boston area. In addition to its award-winning local news coverage — on air, online, on demand and on stage — the station produces nationally syndicated programs that reach another seven million people each week. Before joining WBUR in January 2020, Margaret was president of AtlanticLIVE, The Atlantic’s events division, which during her tenure produced more than 100 conferences a year across the country. Prior to The Atlantic, Margaret enjoyed a storied career at NPR, spanning decades. She first walked through the doors as an overnight production assistant on Morning Edition and rose through the ranks to become senior vice president for news, NPR’s top editorial job. In that role, she oversaw the work of some 400 journalists worldwide and coverage of major news events from The Arab Spring and wars in Syria and Libya to the reelection of Barack Obama and the Boston Marathon bombing. Earlier at NPR, Margaret was VP for programming with responsibility for all non-news shows, injecting a high degree of editorial sophistication into program development and acquisitions. During her tenure, NPR earned some of the most prestigious honors in journalism, including multiple Peabody awards, duPont-Columbia Awards and an Edward R. Murrow Award. Margaret is vice chair of the board of The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and a board member of Wallace House at the University of Michigan, home to the Knight-Wallace Fellowship for Journalism. In 2017, she was the commencement speaker for the School of Communications at her alma mater, the University of Michigan, where she earned a BA in English Language and Literature. 

Ilhiana Rojas Saldana is a Transformation Strategy Coach & Consultant, owner of BeLIVE Coaching & Consulting. Specializing in leadership development, diversity & inclusion practices, high-performing teamwork, purpose-driven culture mindset & behaviors, and personal brand development, Ilhiana enables professionals to move from ordinary to extraordinary through meaningful transformation. Prior to starting her company, Ilhiana had over 20 years of executive experience in top Fortune 500 companies such as P&G, Hanesbrands and Hasbro Toys in Mexico and US headquarters, driving transformational change through the development of breakthrough business strategies, innovative product development, multifaceted marketing plans and enabling high performing teams to generate revenue growth and profitability. In addition to coaching, Ilhiana serves as VP of the Rhode Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Chief Development Officer of ALPFA Boston Chapter, Board Member of the National Wellness Institute, Board Member of Diversity & Inclusion Professionals, and Founding Venture Partner for AccelHub Venture Partners. She also serves as advisor to Network of Executive Women, Social Enterprise Greenhouse and the Center for Women & Enterprise to support their D&I initiatives and programs. Ilhiana graduated with honors as a Chemical Engineer in Mexico City, and moved to Rhode Island 10 years ago with her husband and two daughters.

Toni G. Wolfman is a retired lawyer whose activities in recent years have centered on improving corporate governance, advancing women to leadership positions in the business world, and preparing young women of promise for personal and professional success. From 1977 through 2004, Toni practiced law with Foley Hoag LLP as a partner in its litigation department focusing on the resolution of complex commercial disputes and as leader of the firm’s award-winning pro bono program.  While in practice, Toni served on the boards of Cambridge & Somerville Legal Services, Greater Boston Legal Services, the National Consumer Law Center, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, the Women’s Bar Association, and the Boston Bar Foundation.  She also served on three Supreme Judicial Court Committees. After retiring from law practice, Toni was Executive Advisor to Bentley University’s Center for Women and Business and then was Senior Philanthropic Advisor at Smith College.  Previously, Toni had held a wide range of volunteer leadership positions for Smith, including a term on its Board of Trustees. As an advocate for improved corporate governance and the advancement of women in the business world, Toni has held leadership positions in The Boston Club, ION, Women Corporate Directors–Boston and The Thirty Percent Coalition.  Toni has been a co-author of The Boston Club’s annual census of women directors and executive officers of the 100 largest public companies in Massachusetts since its inception in 2003 and is a director emeritus of the Center for Women & Enterprise. Toni received her BA, magna cum laude, from Smith College, an MA from Columbia University, and a JD cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Order of the Coif.

Reg and School St Members: No Charge*
Associate Members: No Charge
Non-Members: $35

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