NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI), today announced that Ellen Rose has been named to a two-year term as President of AJLI, the organization that represents 292 independent Junior Leagues in four countries. Ms. Rose previously served on the AJLI Governance Committee and Board and is a former President of the Junior League of the City of New York. A Managing Director at Fiduciary Trust Company International in New York, she recently chaired the board of the U.S. Association for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
“Throughout her volunteer career, Ellen has built a reputation for leading and motivating others,” said Toni Freeman, AJLI’s outgoing President and Chief Operating Officer of The Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina. “As both an officer and as a member of the New York Junior League, the first Junior League, she has acted to expand leadership opportunities for women while, at the same time, working to make the League more accessible to women who seek those opportunities.”
Ms. Rose said, “The Junior League plays a very important role in offering leadership opportunities to women. There are still fewer opportunities for leadership in this world for women than there are for men, and that’s particularly true for younger women. So providing training and opportunities for young women to become civic leaders is a very special niche that The League has occupied so successfully for 113 years!”
Ms. Rose was a 2013 recipient of a Wall Street Women of Excellence Award given by Traders Magazine and was recognized with a 2014 Women Who Dared award by the National Council of Jewish Women New York Section. She holds an A.B. from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from New York University.
About The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc.
Founded in 1901 by New Yorker and social activism pioneer, Mary Harriman, the Junior Leagues are charitable nonprofit organizations of women, developed as civic leaders, creating demonstrable community impact.
Today, The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI) is comprised of more than 150,000 women in 292 Junior Leagues throughout Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States. Together, they constitute one of the largest, most effective volunteer organizations in the world.