Power 100: The Most Powerful Women Of The Channel 2011 (Part 2)


Jane Linder

Managing Director, NWN

Years in position: 3
Years in channel: 6

Highlights: This year marked a change, Linder says, as she began working in earnest on NWN's SNAP to School Meals solution. That means making sure school districts and states have the ability to enroll every deserving child in free meals at school and nutritional support at home. This project is a win-win-win-win, she says. First and foremost, hungry children eat. Secondly, school districts get needed state support for teaching vulnerable children. States get the ability to support their citizens. And NWN makes a fair profit.

Goals: Linder says she got "hooked" in Montgomery County, Md., and again in Baltimore City. Because NWN's team was there, more than 500 children got to eat. She wants to grow that number.