Symposium Speakers

Susan Danish

Executive Director, The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc.

Susan Danish is the Executive Director of The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI). Her personal commitment to voluntarism and women’s leadership, and her insights into products and services targeted to women, have made her ideally suited to guide an organization dedicated to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. 

Susan DanishBefore joining AJLI, Susan was the Executive Director of the Center for Women’s Leadership at Babson College. Susan’s background includes significant corporate experience in general management and marketing in a wide range of companies including Procter & Gamble, fast-fashion chain Express, hosiery manufacturer Kayser-Roth Corporation and the auction house Christies. She also has been an entrepreneur as the CEO of a start-up skin care business.

Susan holds a BS degree from Northwestern University, an MS from Boston University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She serves as Vice Chair on the Board of the National Human Services Assembly ( the association of the largest health and human services nonprofits in the United States), she is the Treasurer on the Board of the National Women’s History Museum in Washington, DC, serves on the Nominating Committee for the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE), and is an Active member of the Junior League of Brooklyn.

Susan’s insights are shared via her blog on The Huffington Post and as a speaker at conferences around the world.