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THE WOMEN OF TTN

Our members are the heart and soul of The Transition Network.  Our chapters are born, nurtured and grown through the vision and energy of these exceptional women. And they come to TTN with wonderful life stories of successful careers, diverse families, and plentiful life experiences to share.  

Browse through our Member Profiles to learn more about what brought our members to this point in their lives, what they are hoping to accomplish next and how they view their impact on the world.

JoAnne D'Aleo

In September of 2013, the Board of Directors of TTN committed to a rigorous strategic planning process to put the organization on solid footing and set specific direction for its future.  Five committees were formed to focus on rebuilding the foundation of TTN. How lucky was it for us that right in our midst, we had a professional strategic planner to guide us through this intensive exercise! 

Meet JoAnne D'Aleo, a member of our Board of Directors since 2013 and one of the co-founders of the Atlanta Chapter.  I recently had the opportunity to talk to JoAnne about leading the TTN Strategic Planning.

"I'm thrilled to be able to use my background and experience and do something so meaningful," says JoAnne, whose resume is indeed impressive.

JoAnne's last two positions with Orange, S.A., a French multinational telecommunications corporation challenged her to create something brand new.  The first position was as head of global teaming, a job that didn't exist until JoAnne created it.  She established a framework for global account management that would become the structure for creating collaborative teams across the world.

Then, after a major restructuring of the company, she once again was asked to build something from the ground up as head of business development.  JoAnne's challenge was to develop new business with companies not already on their client list.  The exciting opportunity here was in hiring and developing new people, and building skills and team collaboration.

This is exactly what JoAnne is doing as leader of the Strategic Planning Team for TTN.  Under her direction, we have developed 5 individual teams focused on Governance, Finance, Fundraising, Marketing & Branding, and Communication & Values.  Now with more than 35 TTN women engaged in making TTN a better and strong organization, some work is going on in each of these 5 critical areas.  JoAnne's expert leadership is helping to keep these teams on track and working collaboratively with one another.

For JoAnne, the most exciting part of developing strategic plans is when that plan goes from theoretical to real life implementation.  That's when the work becomes visible and when members of TTN will see real outcomes.

JoAnne found TTN when her company was going through its restructuring.  She wasn't sure if she might be facing a transition of her own so she kept an eye on what The Transition Network was all about.  Happily for her, she was assigned a new exciting position with the company at the same time she met Rhoda Margolis.  The met for coffee, recruited some other women to help with the effort, and launched the Atlanta Chapter of TTN.

When JoAnne isn't creating something from nothing, she's spending high quality time with her two granddaughters, exposing them to different areas of our country and showing them all the opportunities that lie ahead for them.

She's also setting a wonderful example of a woman who uses her own skills and success tp give back to others less fortunate.  Every other Saturday, JoAnne volunteers her time at the Atlanta Union Mission women's shelter providing career counseling and preparing effective resumes.  "These are young women who have gotten off track but who have the will and the drive to change their own lives," JoAnne tells me.  "They need someone who believes in them, who can inspire them to work hard and believe in themselves.  I tell them that they are special, that they can go out there and shine."  I know that they believe her.

In September of 2013, the Board of Directors of TTN committed to a rigorous strategic planning process to put the organization on solid footing and set specific direction for its future.  Five committees were formed to focus on rebuilding the foundation of TTN. How lucky was it for us that right in our midst, we had a professional strategic planner to guide us through this intensive exercise!