Patricia Eppinger

College Teacher, Volunteer at United Way Women’s Initiative, Ecotarium, Hanover Theater renovation, mother of three

"So I think to me success is ... it’s like looking back will you have regrets on how you spent your time?  Because this is how much time you have…and so I don’t want a day to go by when I haven’t said “what did I accomplish today, did something good happen?” So I think … to me success now is keeping a balance and is giving back, and I like to see younger women mentored by older women."


Patricia Eppinger is a community volunteer and mother of three young children. In her professional career, she worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company for eleven years. She has taught Management Communication to MBA students at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and the Sloan School at MIT. Patty received her undergraduate degree from the College of William & Mary and her MBA from the Tuck School of Business. In this interview Patty discusses her involvement with the United Way’s Women Initiative of Worcester, the Ecotarium, the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts, and her children’s school. She shares her excitement about her husband’s role in the renovation of the Hanover Theater and her hopes for Worcester. Patty reflects on what it was like working as a woman in the field of management and the need to balance work and family.

Interview Date: 
November 11, 2008