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Meet The 2Life Brunch Opening Speaker!

Former President and CEO of Staples, Shira Goodman, will be joining us on October 27th to open up the community conversation about Women and Aging.

Shira Goodman, Former President and CEO of Staples

Shira Goodman  is the former CEO of Staples Inc. Goodman joined Staples in 1992 and was the first director of Marketing  and Merchandising for the B2B delivery business. Her experience over 26 years with Staples includes leading the  marketing, human resources and global growth functions. Prior to Staples, she was a manager at Bain and Company where she helped develop the initial business plan for the Staples delivery business, now a $10B+ company.

Shira serves on the Board of Directors of CarMax and Henry Schein. She was included in Fortune’s list of “Most Powerful Women” in 2017.  

Shira just completed nine years on the CJP (the Boston Jewish Federation) Board of Directors.  During that time she co-chaired the CJP Strategic Planning Committee and the recent CEO Search Committee. She has served as Vice President of the Board of Trustees of Gann Academy, Director of the Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale and President of the  Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston.

Shira received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University, an MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management and a JD from Harvard Law School.

She is married to Rabbi Wesley Gardenswartz, and they have three children: Nat, Sam, and Jordana.

Join us on October 27th