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Letters To My Younger Self

January 27, 2022 @ 12:00 pm

United States

Join The Associated’s Jewish Professional Women (JPW) as local female business leaders share their stories of personal reflection and offer professional inspiration. Panelists will share letters written to their younger selves reflecting back on successes, triumphs, challenges and pitfalls.

Brenda Brown Rever, Founder of CHANA and of Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women

Beth Blauer, JD, Associate Vice Provost for Public Sector Innovation at Johns Hopkins University

Moderated by Robin Belsky, Founder and President of Taverngreen Associates

In lieu of a registration fee, please consider making a gift to The Associated by visiting associated.org/give.

Zoom link will be provided after registration.

Questions? Please contact Daniela Levine

In keeping with our Jewish values, The Associated supports a thriving Baltimore that celebrates diversity and appreciates the unique combination of gender, race, age, religion and ethnicity, sexual orientation, cognitive and physical disabilities and special qualities that each resident adds to the fabric of life in Baltimore. We welcome everyone interested in our mission to join us. If you require accommodations, please contact us, and we will make every effort to meet your needs.

Live-captioning is available through Maryland Relay Service. Generally, 48 hours advance notice is required to set this up.


Brenda Brown Rever

From empowering and educating young girls to preserving the oral histories of women over 75, Brenda Brown Rever has helped shape women’s stories and been shaped by them in return. Rever served as a trustee of the UMD from 1994–2007, a vice chair of their $450 million capital campaign, and recently becoming trustee emerita. A trustee of the House of Ruth, she also founded CHANA (the Counseling, Helpline, and Network for Abused Women). She was a founding board member of the Jewish Women’s Archive and National Chair of the women’s division for Council of Jewish Federations. She also founded the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. Rever has been inducted into the Jewish Hall of Fame and received the Hannah G. Solomon Award from the National Council of Jewish Women, the Golda Meir Award, and named one of the top 100 Women in Baltimore. 

Beth Blauer, JD

Beth is the Associate Vice Provost for Public Sector Innovation at Johns Hopkins University. She is the former the Executive Director and co-founder of the Centers for Civic Impact at Johns Hopkins University (Civic Impact). She has successfully worked with over 140 mayors from around the globe to advance the use of data and evidence. As a dedicated public servant and international expert on government performance programs for more than fifteen years, Beth Blauer spent her career working to improve people’s lives by bringing data into governments’ decision-making processes. Prior to leading the Centers for Civic Impact, Blauer designed and launched Socrata’s GovStat platform for federal, state, and local governments. She is a recipient of the 2012 CAP award for her work on Maryland’s StateStat.

Moderator: Robin S. Belsky

Robin is Founder and President of Taverngreen Associates, a healthcare strategic planning and international brand marketing company. Clients include global Fortune 100 and 500 pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostic, medical device, medical insurance, and venture capital/private equity companies. Robin has 27 years of healthcare product development, healthcare policy writing, government lobbying, and global market research experience. Prior to opening her own company, Ms. Belsky was a Vice President at Market Measures Interactive, a United Business Media (UBM) company. Earlier in her career, Robin was a Capitol Hill Lobbyist with Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin, one of Washington, DC’s most prestigious law firms.

Corporate Sponsors

Capital Funding Group • Len Stoler Automotive • MileOne Autogroup • Trius Lending Partners

BGE • Brown Advisory • MedStar Health • Miles & Stockbridge • M&T Bank • PNC Bank • PSA Insurance & Financial Services • Truist

Advance Business Systems • American Office • Eastern Savings Bank • Howard Bank • Merritt Properties • RBC Wealth Management • Residential Title & Escrow Company • Schoenfeld Insurance Associates • ShopRite • SOS Technology • T. Rowe Price • Venable LLP • WesBanco

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