Jennifer Aradhya

Jennifer Aradhya

Jennifer Aradhya is the VP for Marketing & Programs at the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, a philanthropic organization comprised of over 350 funds, currently totaling over $50MM. Previously, Jennifer worked for two decades in higher education and received numerous awards and recognitions for her work to advance the community college mission.

Jennifer is a mixed media artist with a studio at Western Ave Studios (Lowell.) She enjoys sharing her passion for art and teaching numerous local art seminars over the past decade.

In addition to her love of travel, family, and the feeling that comes after a run, she serves on several boards, including Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell, Lowell Telecommunications Corporation, and Merrimack Valley Conference for Women, as well as several advisory boards.

Jennifer received her MS in Applied Communication from Fitchburg State University and her Bachelor of Arts in Design from Bridgewater State University.

Colleen M Beaumont

Colleen M Beaumont is a Lowell Five Bank employee for 30+ years, joined as a Teller 1988 and has been the VP/Cash Management Officer since 2013. She worked at multiple branches in various positions including being a Branch Manager for 12 years, opening two new branch locations. Colleen enjoys working with local business owners, large and small, and learning about how they run their business. She finds it rewarding to collaborate with business owners on their goals and customizing solutions to fit their specific needs.

Colleen is a current member of the Lowell Transitional Living Center Development Committee and a past board member. She also enjoys volunteering with Lowell Five coworkers for the annual Alternative House holiday donation drive. Past associations include: New England Safe Deposit Association – Board Member and Past President, Girl Scout Troop Co-Leader, AIB General Banking Diploma, New England School of Financial Studies graduate. She enjoys time with family, cooking and cheering on the Patriots!

Brenda Loan Baker

BrandyAs an executive coach with proven success in the finance and sales industries, Brenda Loan Baker empowers individuals and organizations to reach their full leadership potential. While she serves leaders at all levels and across a broad range of functional roles and industries, she has a special interest in partnering with women and minorities in normally male-dominated industries like STEM, finance and law, to help them become more confident, visible, and influential leaders. It is Brenda’s passion to assist women and minorities in building greater confidence, improving their communication and public speaking, forging relationships with senior level influencers, and strategically promoting their efforts. As a result, these leaders are able to reach their full potential and companies realize the full value of their employees. Brenda helps these leaders to recognize and embrace their strengths, find opportunities that best leverage their unique talents, and develop the confidence and strategies needed to advance their careers. Prior to coaching, Brenda worked as a Financial Advisor at John Hancock. Brenda has a BS in business and is an official coach for the City of Boston on-site technical assistance program. She is an ICF-Professional Certified Coach(PCC) .

““I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.” — Ginni Rometty, IBM”

Brandy Houser

Brandy Houser, Ph.DBrandy is a co-founder of Women Accelerators (de la Femme).  She is also the New York and New Jersey site-head for Celdara Medical, which builds academic and early-stage innovations into high-potential medical companies.  Previously, she worked at Brandon Capital Partners as an Investment Associate and Partners HealthCare, where she focused on the development and commercialization of life-science technologies.

She enjoys triathlon, skiing, traveling, and drinking excessive amounts of coffee. Brandy received her PhD in Immunology from Harvard University and her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Rutgers University.

Gianna Iantosca

Gianna Iantosca is an Associate Scientist at Atavistik and a MBA Candidate at Boston UniversityShe received her bachelors from Emmanuel College with a distinction in the field of biology and a concentration in biochemistry. She has had experiences working in the industry at Jnana Therapeutics and Navitor Pharmaceuticals, where her focus was bringing therapies to patients with rare diseases.

Gianna was inspired to pursue a career in science at an early age as a firsthand witness to a family member with a rare disease. She was sparked to learn more about rare diseases, which led to her education in biology and later career. She believes to be truly successful, and a person must be well-balanced. She does this through her passion for fitness and well-being, which includes runs along the Charles. In the push to continue her career and be able to inspire others, she joined the team as the Event Coordinator in October 2019, hoping to bring the values and insight that she learned to young women. From January 2020 to July 2021, Gianna has been the President of Women Accelerators.

Sze Ng

Sze Ng, PhDSze Ling Ng:  Sze (pronounced Sue) is a co-founder of Women Accelerators (de la Femme).  She is currently a Scientific Investigator at GSK, working on drug discovery and development.  Previously, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard, where she studied regulatory T cells in the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis.

When not in the laboratory, she is deeply committed to science outreach and affecting social change.  She also has a passion for food, travel, and learning new things.  Sze has a PhD in Biochemistry from Harvard University and dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Biochemistry and Physiology from Michigan State University.

Stephanie SkourasStephanie Skouras

Stephanie is a researcher in the field of immunology. She is currently a Clinical Trial Specialist, Clinical Development at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. She started her journey in immunology at Harvard Medical School, where she completed the Summer Immunology Program, which ignited her curiosity in the field. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Medical and Molecular Biology and a Master of Science in Clinical Research from MCPHS University.

Stephanie joined Women Accelerators because she is passionate about inspiring and promoting women in the workplace to hold more leadership and decision-making positions. She advocates that providing a supportive and informational environment for women can help inspire them to step out of their comfort zone and conquer their goals.

Outside of work, Stephanie is an active speaker in the TED community. She has published a TEDx titled “Listen to Your Gut,” providing insightful tips on listening to your gut regarding your decision-making processes. Stephanie advocates teaching and aiding at-risk communities with specific disease disparities is essential. She was an active coordinator for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Sun Safety Program for three years, where she helped provide free skin cancer screenings. She also mentors undergraduate students to help facilitate their transition from school to the workplace. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys listening to philosophy podcasts, hanging out with her cat Myelin, and going on scenic walks.

Susu Wong

Susu WongSusu Wong, MBA:  Susu is one of the co-founders of Women Accelerators, formerly de la Femme, and the founder of Tomo360, an online marketing company focusing on helping businesses and nonprofits to promote their businesses.  She was an adjunct Professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and a speaker for local business workshops.

She is passionate about helping women to succeed in business, the boardroom, or wherever their career paths lead them.  Before starting Tomo360, she worked in various fields, including Fortune 500, healthcare, universities, and technology transfer.

Susu received her MBA focusing on Management in Information Technology from Lesley University. She enjoys kickboxing,   snowboarding, swimming, and biking.  She loves to travel and enjoys cooking and tasting the different ethnic food in the cities.