International Association of Women Honors Donna Cecchini as a 2018-2019 Influencer of the Year

Donna Cecchini, College & Parent Transition Coach at Ms. C. The College Coach, is selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession.

The International Association of Women (IAW) honors Donna Cecchini as a 2018-2019 Influencer of the Year. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in entrepreneurship. The International Association of Women (IAW) is a global in-person and online networking platform with nearly one million members, 1000+ in person and virtual events, over 100 Local US based Chapters and International Chapters in several cities in China.

“I’m pleased to welcome Donna into this exceptional group of professional women,” said IPDN President and IAW Spokesperson Star Jones. “Her knowledge and experience in her industry are valuable assets to her company and community.”

Throughout college and then later, as she embarked on a teaching career, Donna Cecchini loved working with young adults. She enjoyed guiding them through life’s hurdles. Ms. Cecchini has faced her own hurdles in life, yet always persevered and faced head on whatever came her way, including advocating for her young son who was born deaf.

A second career as a real estate professional proved to be highly successful for Ms. Cecchini. She owned and operated a major real estate franchise, mentoring agents and helping home buyers realize their real estate goals. Ms. Cecchini eventually returned to her first career as an educator. Using her skills as a teacher, she worked as a productivity coach to help other professionals achieve their goals and work-life balance.

Ms. Cecchini ultimately decided to return to teaching the age group she loved most. She founded Ms. C. The College Coach, where as a College and Parent Transition Coach, she coaches high school and college students and the adults supporting them. In her role, Ms. Cecchini provides such services as life coaching, motivational speaking, seminars and workshops and a variety of bootcamps.

Awards & Accomplishments: B.A.S., University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana, Secondary English Education

About IAW
The International Association of Women (IAW) is a global in-person and online professional networking platform that provides nearly one million women the forum, professional development and services needed to thrive in an interconnected world. Through 100+ local chapters, International Chapters in several cities in China and 1000+ in person and virtual events, members cultivate valuable connections, develop professionally, and promote themselves and their businesses. Founded in Chicago in 2017, IAW is a division of Professional Diversity Network, Inc., an online network tailored to provide diverse professionals in the United States with access to employment opportunities.

Source: International Association of Women

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The International Association of Women (IAW) is a global in-person and online professional networking platform that provides nearly one million women with the forum, education, and services to thrive in an interconnected world.