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Delaware Today magazine Women in Business: Marilyn Rushworth Hayward is the principal of Hayward and Associates


With 30 years of experience in the corporate and nonprofit worlds as both employee and board member, Marilyn Rushworth
Hayward applies a true business approach to her work as the principal of Hayward and Associates, which advises nonprofits on leadership development and organizational effectiveness. That means honing an ability to understand an organization, as well as “what is really going on”—getting past appearances so that real work can happen. “People have learned that I’m trustworthy and don’t view me as a threat,” she says.