Board Highlight: Anisha Taheer

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1) How long have been with the W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Board?
I’ve been on the board for nearly 3 years now.

2) As a Board Member, what are some of your responsibilities?
As a new member of the organization sinking through somewhat what of a financial crisis and mismanagement I don’t think I had one role in particular. On the whole, all board members wore many hats as required to bring the organization back to the surface. As we formed a more structured board through this process I came to become the Secretary of the Board. My responsibilities included recording minutes of every meeting, going through the bylaws in order to make them more current and relevant, assisting in HR issues during the crisis, and basically believing in the staff, the organization and the cause it served.

3) How did you come to be involved with W.O.M.A.N., Inc.?
A friend used to volunteer on the crisis line. She saw there were board openings and asked if I’d be interested in being involved with an organization that worked towards empowering women survivors of domestic violence. I was immediately in.

4) What are you looking forward to as W.O.M.A.N., Inc. continues to grow?
As much as W.O.M.A.N., Inc. is recognized in San Francisco, it would be good to see it as an exemplary organisation in the state of California for its outstanding services in the community. Perhaps it might one day have dedicated resources to serve a much wider audience.

5) What do you enjoy the most about W.O.M.A.N., Inc.?
It’s so gratifying just being associated with W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Its been wonderful to watch this dedicated team of staff come together in the most trying of times and pull off what some said would be impossible.

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