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Fierce Woman Feature – Erin Venable

Erin Venable, VP of Marketing & Communications, for the YWCA Evanston/Northshore, brings a calm yet inspiring presence to every room.  I came to know Erin when she began looking for opportunities to serve and lead in Evanston.  Erin’s background offers a great example of someone who seamlessly navigated her early career in corporate marketing for brands like Starbucks, Blackbaud, and HBO. She then pivoted to higher education and nonprofit marketing successfully after what I call a “bridge” role in marketing for a local business chamber.  Since then, Erin has progressively honed in on leadership opportunities that are mission-driven and enable her to deepen her impact in the community.  

Erin’s perspective on the importance of relationships, empathy, and care for others is evident in her leadership.  

While appearing calm, cool and collected, she is also persistent, tenacious and dedicated. Here’s to our Fierce Woman of the week, Erin Venable!

Candance Chow, NextGroup Co-founder