CHICAGO, Illinois | October 12, 2016

Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), the membership organization for successful female entrepreneurs worldwide, has just announced the addition of five new Board of Directors members including Gagen MacDonald Founder and Chief Executive Officer Maril Gagen MacDonald.

The WPO is a non-profit membership organization for women presidents, CEOs, and managing directors of privately held, multimillion-dollar companies. The WPO is the only international organization serving second-stage, women-led businesses who have achieved a level of success. The WPO helps women from diverse, noncompetitive industries take their companies to the next level.

“We’re absolutely thrilled that Maril was selected to serve on the WPO board. It’s an immense honor, and a true testament to Maril’s dedicated support of women’s leadership and entrepreneurship,” says Sherry Scott, President of Gagen MacDonald. “We’re confident her enthusiasm for helping other women and expertise in leadership will help take the WPO to the next level.”

Other new Board Members include Michele Bailey, President & CEO, Blazing The Agency; Kathie Okun, President, The Okun Financial Group; Claudia Mirza, CEO & Co-Founder, Akorbi; and Janice Byrant Howroyd, Founder & CEO, ACT-1 Group.