Jane C. Edmonds, Vice President for Governance at Babson College has been invited to join The Women’s Pipeline for Change “Celebration of 40 Years of Women of Color Elected to Office in Massachusetts” on November 13th at The Blue Glass Café at the John Hancock Tower in Boston. Edmonds is a member of the Pipeline’s select group of pioneer women of color leaders who have served in elected office in Massachusetts since 1973.
Early in her career, Edmonds was appointed by Governor Michael S. Dukakis as Chair of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (“MCAD”), the civil rights law enforcement agency for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
She later founded and ran her own consulting firm, Jane C. Edmonds & Associates, Inc., a workforce development and diversity leadership firm serving clients in the private, public and non-profit sectors for more than twenty years, among them: GE Capital Corporation, Fidelity, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, American Red Cross, United Technologies, Bureau of the Census, and Camp Dresser & McKee.
In 2003, Edmonds served as a member of Governor Mitt Romney’s cabinet and as head of the Department of Workforce Development responsible for oversight of three line operating divisions and several centrally-managed functions, and for the flow of over two billion dollars in federal, state and tax revenues within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Most recently, Edmonds served as Senior Fellow at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies where she taught graduate-level domestic and international leadership courses in the Master of Science in Leadership Program.
At Babson, Edmonds is responsible for performing a variety of high level functions supporting the overall operations and efficiency of the Boards of Governance and serves as liaison between Babson College President Kerry Healey, the Governance Boards, internal and external community stakeholders and partners.