Meet Marcia

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Dr. Marcia Coné is a writer, speaker, change strategist, and advocate for women. As founding CEO of the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island, she successfully advocated for policy advances, including women’s leadership, representation, and paid family leave. Her activism continues through her writing, speaking, and consulting with philanthropic, corporate, and government organizations.

Marcia is the author of Permission Granted: Changing the Paradigm of Women in Leadership. She resides in Rhode Island and is the mother of two daughters and continues to write. Look for latest book, Plaid Skirt, to be released in January of 2017.

In addition to her consulting, and Change Strategist role with Women’s Funding Network and Advancing Women’s Excellence, she is currently the Entrepreneur in Residence at Wheaton College.