iHeartWomen Pretty Tough Presents Brenda Watson, North Hartford Partnership

On Friday, March 8th, iHeartMedia presented an inspirational conversation with fearless women from across Connecticut in honor of International Women's Day. Hosted by iHeartMedia's Renee DiNino and Keynote Speaker, Connecticut Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, this two-hour special event celebrated the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and the importance of inclusion. This week, we will be featuring each of the fearless local women who spoke on the panel.

Brenda Watson is the newly appointed Executive Director of the North Hartford Partnership, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing equitable social and economic development in the North Hartford Promise Zone. The North Hartford Partnership’s mission is to collaborate with neighborhood residents in efforts to close health, housing and economic opportunity gaps across North Hartford.

Brenda’s professional career spans 20 years in the non-profit, municipal, and quasi-government sectors, with a comprehensive focus on equity and a proven track record of driving impactful community development initiatives. Brenda is the former CEO of Operation Fuel and currently serves on the Conservation Law Foundation CT Board of Directors and Connecticut Green Bank Board. Brenda has a bachelor’s degree in political science and public administration from Florida Memorial University, as well as a master’s degree in public policy from Trinity College.

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