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Pivoting During a Pandemic

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Online - Virtual Event

Women's Network Leadership Institute connects, empowers and inspires women by helping them achieve success in their personal and professional lives.  We offer structured, high-quality programming to women through Leadership training, Professional development, Business knowledge and skills, Professionally facilitated mentoring, Networking, Recognition and awards.
Speakers: Jeannine Marks, Co-Founder of Akron Marathon, and Anne Bitong, Executive Director of the Akron Marathon
Topic: Pivoting During a Pandemic: How two non-profits shifted from large scale events during COVID-19​

Jeannine-2020-scaled.jpgJeannine Marks
Stewart’s Caring Place, Executive Director
Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation, Race Co-Founder & Vice Chair

Jeannine has been involved with Stewart’s Caring Place in some capacity since its inception in 2004. She is passionate about the cause and has loved seeing the community embrace the agency as it continues to grow in participant numbers and geographic reach. She serves on numerous boards in the community and is a lifelong resident of Akron. In her rare spare time, she enjoys running; so much so that she and her husband Steve (aka the Muffin Man) founded the Akron Marathon in 2003. She has three mini muffins, Wyatt, Mackenna, and Brady, and is one of ten siblings.

ABitong.JPGAnne Bitong
Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation, President & CEO 

Anne has been a vital part of the marathon since its inaugural year in 2003, joined the staff in 2006 as the Marketing Director and was appointed President in 2008. Under Anne’s leadership, the Akron Marathon expanded to the Akron Marathon Race Series which hosts 20,000 participants annually and generates an economic impact of $8 million to the Greater Akron Area. Anne is an Akron native, serves on several community committees and lives in Uniontown with her husband Jerry and two children Ethan and Lucas. 

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