Pam Lenehan spent 21 years on Wall Street and was a managing director in Investment Banking at Credit Suisse First Boston, where she did mergers and acquisitions and equity and debt financing for public and private technology companies. She went to the corporate side where she was SVP Corporate Development and Treasurer of Oak Industries which was sold to Corning, and then became CFO of a high-tech start-up.

She is on the board of directors of two publicly-traded companies ATN International and New Residential Investment Corp. Pam is the author of “My Mother, My Mentor: What Grown Children of Working Mothers Want You to Know” which shows through data and stories how the children of working mothers thrive.

Pam has a BA in Mathematical Economics and MA in Economics from Brown University. She and her husband live in Needham and have four grown children and five grandchildren.

Why CWE?

I came in as a coach on the venture side and was immediately impressed by the professionalism of the staff and the leadership team. CWE is very serious about its mission to provide women with all the skills necessary to be successful in starting and growing a business. I especially appreciate CWE’s focus on business planning and financial competence, two areas I believe are critically important to achieving long term goals. As a single parent for more than a decade, I also relate to the struggle so many of CWE’s clients have to make a better life for their families. I feel it is a privilege to be associated with the organization.