Five Frogs, the organization building a powerful movement of diverse, representative leaders working together for an equitable Connecticut, invites you to participate in Brave, Bold Leadership for a Better Connecticut Leader Convenings! Social impact leaders from across the nonprofit, public and private sectors are invited to join to connect, share ideas, and challenge and support each other.
These conversations focus on leading for equity and advancing innovative change. Featured leaders will share their insights to launch a dynamic group conversation. Registration is limited to 20 people.
Featured Leader: Madeline Granato, Policy Director, Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund
In her role as Policy Director, Madeline Granato learns something new every day as she leads the organization’s public policy agenda and represents CWEALF with legislators, state government, and coalition partners. Madeline graduated from Union College in 2014 with a degree in Psychology and from the UCONN School of Social Work in 2016 with a focus in Policy Practice. She is most proud of her work leading the Campaign for Paid Family Medical Leave. She started as an intern at CWEALF writing fact sheets about paid leave and five years later led the passage of one of the strongest paid leave laws in the country. When not at CWEALF, you can find Madeline spending time with her nieces and nephews and soaking up the sun at the closest beach. “You learn to swim by swimming. You learn to be courageous by couraging” a quote by Marie Daly, the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry, is a favorite of Madeline’s. Her years as a basketball player and watching her favorite Boston Celtics drives her goals to win for women at the State Capitol.