CEO Rominiecki Takes Part in Women’s Leadership Forum at Harvard Business School

June 20, 2017

The weeklong event focused on innovation with 62 international participants.


SARASOTA, Fla., June 19, 2017 – The President and CEO of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens took part this month in an international leadership forum hosted by Harvard Business School.

Jennifer O. Rominiecki was one of 62 women selected to participate in the university’s “Women’s Leadership Forum: Innovation Strategies for a Changing World,” held June 12 – 16 in Boston. Rominiecki was one of 22 Americans in the group and the sole Floridian.

“This experience introduced me to dynamic and accomplished female leaders from across the world, and also showed me that the changes we’re making at Selby Gardens are truly innovative,” Rominiecki said about the forum.

The program focused on creating environments that foster and sustain innovation through female leadership. The attendees represented every continent except Antarctica, and a total of 20 countries. Since Rominiecki assumed her role at Selby Gardens in early 2015 the research institution and public garden has repositioned itself as a living museum. Over that last two years the Gardens have noted double-digit percentage growth in admissions, membership and financial contributions.

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About Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is the only botanical garden in the world dedicated to the display and study of epiphytic orchids, bromeliads, gesneriads and ferns and other tropical plants with a focus on botany, horticulture and environmental education. For more information, please visit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 900 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Christmas. Regular admission is $20 and $10 children ages 4-17; members and children 3 and under enter free. Contact us at (941) 366-5731 or Get social with us on Facebook, Instagram and more by searching @selbygardens.


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