Brown Women’s Leadership Council

Member Moments

We would like to recognize a few of our council members
for their outstanding work:


Katha Diddel‐Warren ’79, P’13 continues to train and
compete in a variety of endurance sports. Last year she
participated in the Ironman in Louisville, Escape from
Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco, and the New York City
Marathon, just to name a few! In addition to competing,
Ms. Diddel‐Warren coordinates fundraising campaigns in
conjunction with her races. She began her charitable
activity at Brown raising money for the American Cancer
Society in the Dance Marathon fundraisers.


Sarah M. G. Francois‐Poncet ’80, P’11 was recently
awarded the "Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur", France’s
highest decoration. Created in l802 by Napoleon Bonaparte,
the Legion of Honor Award is given by the French Republic
for outstanding service to France. Ms. Francois‐Poncet will
be presented with the medal at a pinning ceremony in Paris.


Pamela F. Lenehan ‘74 AM’74, P’03, P’06 has been
appointed to the Board of Directors for American Superconductor
Corp. (AMSC). Ms. Lenehan currently serves as
president of Ridge Hill Consulting, a strategy consulting firm.
She brings 30+ years of strategic planning and financial
management experience in corporate, investment banking
and public board environments to AMSC.


Chandra Reddy Metzler ’95
has helped coordinate the
recruiting efforts of Brown students at Bank of America.
This is the first time the company has been to campus in
several years. Ms. Metzler was proud to report that several
Brown students were hired for summer internships. Ms.
Metzler is director of emerging markets at Bank of America.


Teri Williams ’79, president and chief operating officer of
One United Bank, has written a children’s book to serve as
the centerpiece of a new initiative to promote financial
literacy among urban youth. I Got Bank! (Beckham
Publishing Group, Inc.) is targeted at kids ages 8 to 12 and
covers important topics such as bank accounts, credit
scores, and interest rates. Ms. Williams is planning a series
of speaking engagements and readings to promote the
book, which is being offered by One United for free to any
public library or middle school upon request.


Lauren J. Zucker ’91 recently began a new position as
associate vice president, director of New Haven Affairs at
Yale University. In her role, she will focus on continuing to
make New Haven a better place to live, work and study.
Her responsibilities include working with non‐profit and
grassroots organizations to strengthen the community;
assisting with the University's ownership, management and
development of real estate; focusing on educational reform
and initiatives for the New Haven public schools; and
working with the city and with Yale to bring jobs and
economic development to New Haven.