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Strong Women- Strong Leaders- Strong Voices series

November 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


The Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Council presents: Strong Women- Strong Leaders- Strong Voices series

Tuesday, November 12, 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Lakeview Restaurant, Coventry

$20 per person includes lunch

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Glendowlyn Thames, Deputy Commissioner, COO, CFO, Department of Economic and Community Development, State of CT

Ms. Thames will be speaking about her life, how she made her success and the obstacles she encountered and overcame.  Please join us for this amazing and inspiring woman.

Glendowlyn Thames joined the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) in June of 2019.  As deputy commissioner, chief operating officer and chief financial officer, she has a wide range of oversight responsibilities and provides strategic direction for business development and workforce initiatives.

Previously, Mrs. Thames served as Founding executive director of CTNext, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Connecticut Innovations.  There she managed an array of strategic economic development programs focused on fostering entrepreneurship, startup and growth-stage businesses while cultivating a robust innovation ecosystem on behalf of the State of Connecticut.

Her multi-faceted experience with executive management of organizations includes over 15 years as a Business, government, and non-profit leader managing high-priority projects and major initiatives.

Previously at Connecticut Innovations, Mrs. Thames held several leadership positions and oversaw vital innovation programs that support the state’s small technology businesses and encourage innovation, collaboration and commercialization.

Prior to coming to CI, she served as special assistant to the superintendent of Hartford Public Schools, and prior to that, she was director of constituent services for the City of Hartford, where she managed citizen relations and worked on community and economic development projects.

Mrs. Thames holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Hofstra University and a master’s in public policy studies and law from Trinity College.


November 12
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Chamber of Commerce, Windham Region
860 423-6389


Lakeview Restaurant
50 Lake St.
Coventry, CT 06238 United States
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