Dismantling & Rebuilding: Celebrating Jill Zawisza’s 20 Years of Leadership

The W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Board of Directors warmly invites you to Dismantling & Rebuilding: An Evening for Stronger, Safer Communities. We’re celebrating our Executive Director Jill Zawisza’s 20 years of leadership in the domestic violence field and her 10th anniversary with W.O.M.A.N., Inc.

Jill Zawisza Named as Top 20 Thought Leader

W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Executive Director, Jill Zawisza, Named as Top 20 Thought Leader 2014 has been a year packed with so much growth, recognition, and exciting new opportunities for our agency. To top it off, we learned this week that our Executive Director, Jill Zawisza, was named as one of the Top 20 Thought Leaders in … Continue reading Jill Zawisza Named as Top 20 Thought Leader

W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Staff Highlight: Jill Zawisza

How long have you been working at W.O.M.A.N., Inc.?  As of April 2012, I’ve worked at W.O.M.A.N., Inc. for 5 years. What do you do at W.O.M.A.N., Inc.? I’m the Executive Director, and that can mean different things at different agencies! At W.O.M.A.N., Inc. it means that I concentrate on helping the agency become cutting … Continue reading W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Staff Highlight: Jill Zawisza

Jill Zawisza Named W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Executive Director

We, the Board of W.O.M.A.N., Inc., are excited to announce that we have selected Jill Zawisza, an outstanding leader and domestic violence advocate, as our next Executive Director. Jill has been with W.O.M.A.N., Inc. for 5 years, serving as Crisis Line Co-Manager, Program Services Director, and most recently, as Interim Executive Director. Jill has been … Continue reading Jill Zawisza Named W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Executive Director

Shifting to a Co-Director Leadership Model!

After a fiscal crisis just over a decade ago, our team got to work, thoughtfully reimagining an organizational structure that honors the collective wisdom of all stakeholders and fosters long-term sustainability. As a first step to diffuse power from traditional executive leadership roles, we spent years co-developing and finalizing our Cultural Praxis which was finally completed in 2014. Four years later, we engaged in a six-month process of brainstorming and consensus-building — fleshing out our organizational DNA in our 2018 Theory of Change. This document, our North Star, outlined our mission, vision and strategies designed to ensure our work was grounded in justice, shared power and supportive of emerging leadership at all levels. As a continued embodiment of these visions and values, we are pleased to share an exciting shift in our current leadership structure. Effective July 1, 2021, W.O.M.A.N., Inc. will be transitioning into a Co-Director Leadership model. Mary Martinez, our former Associate Director, will be joining Jill Zawisza, former Executive Director, as Co-Directors. 

W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Presents at Blue Shield

W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Executive Director, Jill Zawisza, was proud to present to approximately 70 Blue Shield employees on August 20th. Thank you Blue Shield for welcoming us into your company to talk about our work, and for raising awareness about domestic violence! We are thrilled to be developing this relationship; because of your support we raised over $5,000 as a result of this shared campaign!

2019 W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Annual Report

Welcome to our 2019 Annual Report. We are so excited to share our work with you. Through community education, engaging natural helpers and situating survivors as the experts of their own experiences, we dually work to prevent domestic violence, and respond to the emerging needs of those most impacted by it. Last year, nearly 7,000 survivors and … Continue reading 2019 W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Annual Report