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September 29, 2023
Author: Career Girls

SAN FRANCISCO (September 29, 2023) – The San Francisco-based nonprofit Career Girls announced today the appointment of Heather Berger to its Board of Directors.

“Career Girls is excited to expand our talented leadership team with the addition of Heather Berger to our Board of Directors. Heather brings invaluable experience from the finance and education sectors” said Linda Calhoun, Career Girls Founder and CEO. “Heather’s skills and expertise will be instrumental as we build upon our proven track record and continue to scale our reach and impact.”

Heather Berger is a Partner and Global Head of Product at Apollo Global Management, with responsibility for managing the Firm’s traditional institutional distribution channel and product within the Client and Product Solutions (CPS) group. Heather is a member of the Firm’s Leadership Team. Heather is on the board of AltFinance, a comprehensive program to introduce talented students of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to the alts industry and to provide them training, support, and mentorship. Heather is a member of the Board of Lifepoint Health and a Trustee of The Spence School in New York. She previously served on the board of directors of The Fresh Market and Presidio.

“I am honored and excited to join the board of Career Girls to help provide future generations of young women with female role models that inspire their dreams and empower them to achieve their goals and succeed. Linda and the leadership team bring impressive dedication and diverse experience to drive the critical mission of this organization forward,” said Heather Berger.

Other Career Girls Board of Directors include Linda Calhoun, Founder and CEO Career Girls; Jason Ambrose, Managing Director at Motive Partners; Ed Calhoun, Director of Special Projects, Rachael Esperanza, Real Estate and Workplace Services (REWS) Business Partner at Google; Christine Hoefliger, Partner at Sheppard Mullin; DeAndra Jean-Louis, Chief Customer Officer at Aryaka Networks; Pam Maycroft, founding business officer at Julia Morgan School for Girls (JMSG); Andrea Schulz, National Technology Industry Leader and Technology Audit Partner at Grant Thornton LLP; Desira Stearns, Strategic Diversity Outreach Director at Leidos; and Dr. Beverly Thompson, Senior Scientist at Leidos (formerly SAIC).


Career Girls® features, virtual camps and programming, in-school clubs and a free, non-commercial, online platform with more than 16,000 short video clips of 800 diverse women role models sharing career and educational advice to inspire young girls to expand their horizons, improve their academic performance and dream big about their futures. Launched in 1996, Career Girls is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organization.