I'm on the board of a wonderful organization called The Dinner Party. They are building a worldwide community of 20- and 30-somethings who have each experienced the loss of a parent, partner, child, sibling, other close family member, or close friend. Their mission is to transform life after loss from an isolating experience into one marked by community support, candid conversation, and forward movement using the age-old practice of breaking bread.Read More
I’m a proud member of NationSwell, a national organization of leaders dedicated to service. The organization connects leaders of non-profits, foundations, companies as well as government officials and consultants, providing opportunities to learn from each other and increase our impact – individually and collectively. Their website is rich with content, and the gatherings feature inspiring speakers and concrete calls to action.Read More
When I was the Executive Director of the Urban Zen Foundation, I had the privilege of attending the inaugural Women Inspiration & Enterprise (WIE) conference co-founded by Dee Poku. Over the past ten years, Dee has built WIE into a powerful leadership network, and hosts must-attend lectures and gatherings for women who are hungry to learn from each other and to make a measurable impact in their world. Her mission and that of WIE: to increase the number of women who reach top leadership positions. She practices what she preaches, serving as a leader and advisor across multiple platforms and sectors.
I’ve become a big fan of Girls Leadership and love the programs and messaging. By starting young and focusing on skills, voice, emotions, and connections the organization does a wonderful job empowering girls from an early age and giving them tools for a lifetime.