Advancing Women: Abby Cheng, SCFG, and EY

Last month EY began accepting applications for its 2017 Mentoring Program in partnership with the International Women’s Forum (IWF). This unique program, EY Women Athletes Business Network (WABN), partners 25 elite female athletes with prominent female business leaders in order to develop their potential to become impactful leaders outside of their sport.

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Last month staff from EY came to SCFG offices to lend their support for the start of our Fall K-12 clubs.

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EY’s WABN program got us thinking about an elite athlete that works right here at SCFG: Abby Cheng, Director of Volunteer Programs.

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While this is Abby’s first year in this role, she is no newcomer to SCFG. Abby’s sisterhood with SCFG dates back to 2009 when she worked as a volunteer mentor, sharing her scientific knowledge with K-8th grade girls in the Greater Boston Area. Abby went on to be an SCFG Program Manager, Volunteer Manager, and now directs the very program she started out in. This year Abby is working to build deeper roots with mentors, universities, and organizations in our Lawrence community.

Abby’s amazing journey does not begin with SCFG; it got a kick start in 1989 when Abby competed as a college volleyball player at Arkansas State University. Abby’s performance on the court and her work in the lab excelled! Just last year she was awarded the NCAA 2016 Silver Anniversary Award recognizing just six former student-athletes for their collegiate and professional accomplishments.

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She’s an SCFG superstar! Don’t believe us? Check out the press!
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And this awesome video below!


The NCAA even came to see Abby in action at the Amigos School in Cambridge and produced this wonderful video!


Abby exemplifies the excellence that the EY WABN Mentorship Program seeks to advance. We are lucky and honored to have them as a partner and doubled our luck by having Abby’s talents on our staff.

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