GBFB President and CEO Catherine D’Amato Featured in New Book on Women in Leadership

Published on August 2, 2022

The Greater Boston Food Bank announced today that President and CEO Catherine D’Amato is featured in the new book Women Community Leaders and Their Impact as Global Changemakers. D’Amato’s chapter focuses on her lifelong commitment to fighting food insecurity and daring to imagine a world without hunger.

Women Community Leaders and Their Impact as Global Changemakers (Patricia Goodman Hayward, et al) features leaders whose impact goes beyond their communities to affect cultural change globally. Catherine D’Amato is one of over 50 leaders across the world profiled in the book, along with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Adern, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai, Professional Tennis Player Naomi Osaka, and 50 other influential women.

D’Amato has served as President and CEO of GBFB since 1995. She and her team have built the organization into a nearly $200 million operation that distributed the equivalent of nearly 100 million healthy meals last year to people in need throughout Eastern Massachusetts.

Catherine D’Amato found inspiration in her father’s belief system, translating his generosity and sense of civic purpose into a vision that has helped feed hundreds of thousands of hungry and needy people. She came to understand the essential roles of advocacy, education, and storytelling in the practice of leadership, especially since so many people do not realize how deep the “silent epidemic” is in our communities.

“I believe through advocacy we can clear a path for ending hunger,” said D’Amato. “In the meantime, we must continue to provide access to nutritious food so that every resident in need has the ability to live healthy, active lives. I am honored to be featured in this book among other powerful and inspirational women leaders.”

The full book is available for purchase at IGI Global’s website, and Catherine D’Amato’s chapter can be purchased separately here.

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