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Samantha Burke

2021 Emerging Voice Award Recipient

BA 2014, Communication
VP of Programming and Development, Pass the Torch for Women Foundation

Samantha Burke is a passionate professional who has dedicated her career to helping others feel inspired and empowered to reach their full potential. In her current role as Vice President of Programming and Development for Pass the Torch for Women Foundation, she has had the honor to successfully create and implement national mentoring solutions to enhance and implement diversity and inclusion initiatives for universities and corporations.

As a founder of a non-profit, motivational speaker and upcoming published author, she values the notion of bridging the vision to make her community stronger by turning it into a reality through program development and building meaningful collaborations.

Recently named a 2021 Indy's Best and Brightest Finalist, Samantha has been highlighted as a leader who motivates through authenticity, vulnerability and servant leadership tactics. She is driven by personal and professional aspirations, noting that starting her own orphanage in the Dominican Republic being at the top of the list! She is a proud Purdue University alumna and has recently completed a certificate program from Harvard Business School.ard Business School.