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Leadership Scholarships

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2023 Leadership Novato Graduate

 We want to applaud, Amy O’Connor, for being awarded a scholarship to the Leadership Novato program and becoming a 2023 graduate. Amy is currently self-employed doing work as a freelance journalist for various B2B trade publications and content marketing for a startup. She has more than 20 years of experience in journalism and has worked for the last 15 years covering the insurance industry for insurance trade media. Amy also does communications for the North Marin Council of PTAs.

2022  Leadership Novato Graduate

We want to applaud, Erin Lacey, for being awarded the Leadership Novato scholarship and becoming a 2022 graduate of the program.  Erin specializes in domestic and international event management. Her focus is on working with people and organizations involved in social good; creating intentional, impactful events for change-makers. 

Erin helps clients think through the “why” of their event, so they can make informed and thoughtful decisions. She builds, manages, and motivates teams of professionals dedicated to seamless execution of event logistics. She oversees every detail of the production process, from the budget and timeline to full on-site production. Erin has worked with a long list of high profile clients and event guests, and prides herself on providing the highest level of service.

In her personal life, Erin is passionate about travel, books and good coffee. She is happiest meeting new people, planning trips, and spending time with her two children. 

2019 Leadership Novato Graduate

We are happy to celebrate, Rachel Farac, one of our Soroptimist members, for being awarded the Leadership Novato program scholarship and becoming a 2019 graduate of the program. Rachel said she learned about Novato’s government, how Novato works including the school system, non-profits, and the transportation challenges.  Her team addressed the housing crisis in Novato by organizing a JADU Expo (Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit) which had about 100 attendees and resulted in six new JADUs being built in Novato.  She has already implemented what she learned from Leadership Novato and is in the process of becoming a mentor to an underprivileged child at Hamilton School.  She also started attending meetings to help organize the Novato 4th of July parade and is on the committee to plan and organize Novato’s Paint the Town Red.  Rachel is also heading to Washington, D.C. to talk to congress about climate change.  If that isn’t enough, she is currently a realtor with Coldwell Banker and involved with the Mental Health Board of Marin County, Marin Humane Society, Junior League, and was a former member of the Civic Grand Jury.  Congratulations to Rachel and we welcome her to Soroptimist International of Novato.


Rachel Farac receives Leadership award.

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