Executive Director, The Association of Junior Leagues International Inc.
Susan Danish brings more than 20 years of experience in business and nonprofit management to her role as Executive Director of The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. Prior to joining AJLI in 2003, Susan was the Executive Director of the Center for Women's Leadership (CWL) at Babson College in Wellesley, MA, which fosters entrepreneurial leadership among women. She is Vice Chair of the National Human Services Assembly, Treasurer of the National Women’s History Museum, a founding member of 1,000 Women for Mentoring and is the International Association for Volunteer Effort’s (IAVE) National Representative for the United States. Before entering the nonprofit sector, Susan gained substantial management and marketing experience at companies and brands as varied as Calvin Klein, the fashion design company; Christie's, the international auction house; and Express, the 600-store young women's fashion retail chain, and consumer products giants Procter & Gamble, Playtex and Clairol. Earlier in her career, Susan was President and CEO of her own retail skin care business. She holds a BS degree in Speech from Northwestern University, an MS in Public Relations from Boston University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.