September Women’s Leadership Connection features First Lady of Massachusetts, Lauren Baker.

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The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce is hosting its quarterly Women’s Leadership Connection on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 featuring the First Lady of Massachusetts, Lauren Baker.  The program, sponsored by Fidelity Bank, runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Great Wolf Lodge, 150 Great Wolf Drive, Fitchburg, MA.

Lauren Schadt Baker became the First Lady of Massachusetts when her husband, Gov. Charlie Baker, was sworn in as Governor in January, 2015. As First Lady, Lauren works to improve the lives of the children of Massachusetts, focusing in particular on the children served by their Department of Children and Families, through her work with the Wonderfund, a private, nonprofit she helped launch.

Lauren earned a bachelor’s degree and MBA from Northwestern University. She is a veteran of the advertising world where she managed many brand campaigns for consumer products. She then she spent several years working in higher education at Marian Court College where she served as Board Chair and Director of Institutional Advancement. Currently, Mrs. Baker works as a marketing communications consultant for The Baker Group serving independent schools across the country.

She also serves on the boards of the Wonderfund, the American Red Cross New England Region, Phoenix Academy Charter School Foundation and the Care Institute. The Bakers reside in Swampscott, Massachusetts. Their proudest accomplishments are their three incredible children who are now all grown up.

The Women’s Leadership Connection, a luncheon event held four times per year in, September, December, March and June, focuses on business women empowering women in business.  Core topics will include professional development and career advancement as well as social and philanthropic events.

Pre-registration is required and easy. Simply call the Chamber at 978.353.7600 ext. 235, email or register online at  The cost is $35 for members and $50 for non-members.