Fostering Solutions – Karen Leak: A STEM Role Model

In this episode, Dr. Foster chats with Karen Leak, Early Career Program Manager, tasked with providing leadership to accelerate the acquisition and retention of key technical talent. Karen is a proud graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University where she earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering. Through partnerships with Greater Cleveland […]

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Foster named CEO of GKVF

Daniel Desrochers | Dec 12, 2015 Original Article: Charleston Gazette-Mail Michelle Mickle Foster never really intended to go into nonprofits. She went to school at the City College of New York to study chemical engineering. And for years that’s what she did, working on process designs for polyethylene plants a lab at Union Carbide. But […]

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Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation CEO hoping race matters summit is driving change in WV

By Joe Severino Staff writer Original Article: Charleston Gazette Mail Oct 28, 2020 As The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation continues its series of star-studded conversations on race in West Virginia next week, the organization’s CEO is hoping previous sessions are inspiring people to fight for positive change. The foundation kicked off the 2020 Summit on […]

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Growing up black in West Virginia

 by: Cassidy Wood Posted: Feb 18, 2021 / 11:24 PM EST / Updated: Feb 18, 2021 / 11:24 PM EST Original Article:   CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – In this black history month special report, Michelle Foster with the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation speaks about the statistics behind African-American incarcerations. She shares her knowledge of the ‘school to prison […]

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