Rita Foley

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Rita Foley, "Chairman of the Pro Mujer Board of Directors, is a Corporate Director, retired Fortune 500 Global President, and a committed leader in numerous organizations dedicated to improving the health and lives of women in developing countries. Ms. Foley was awarded the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)’s 2007 Award for Not-for-Profit Director of the Year. Ms. Foley was also honored with the 2006 United Nations Populations Fund Award for lifelong work with women and their health issues. She sits on the boards of publicly-traded PetSmart and Dresser Rand. She is also a director of the HealthCare Chaplaincy and is on the Advisory Boards of C2Media and Nina McLemore Inc. These appointments follow a very successful business career which culminated at MeadWestvaco as Global President. Ms. Foley left this role in June of 2006 in order to devote her time to both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Proficient in four languages, she had led global business expansions throughout South America, Europe and China. Prior to that, she worked in various executive roles in the software and computer industry. She began her career in England, working for Polaroid. Ms. Foley received her Diploma from the University of Geneva and a BA with Honors in Psychology from Smith College. She graduated from INSEAD’S Aims program, and is a graduate of SEP (Stanford’s Executive Program)." [1]

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  1. Directors, ProMujer, accessed September 23, 2008.