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. 

Meet Jeanie Morrow, Former W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Executive Director & Leader of the”Woman to Woman Domestic Violence Program”!

I worked at WOMAN INC for 14 years and my time there impacted my life and career immensely. I often say “I grew up at WOMAN INC." I started as a volunteer in 1984, right after I moved here from Philadelphia. I thought the organization would be a good place to help women and find … Continue reading Meet Jeanie Morrow, Former W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Executive Director & Leader of the”Woman to Woman Domestic Violence Program”!

W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Staff Serving on DOSW’s Racial Equity Action Plan Committee!

Over the past two years, the city of San Francisco has been apart the Government Alliance on Race and Equity, a “national network of government working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all,” by Race Forward (resulting from the merger of RaceForward and the Center for Social Inclusion) in partnership with the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. As a member of this year’s … Continue reading W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Staff Serving on DOSW’s Racial Equity Action Plan Committee!

Congratulations to Mary Martinez on Her New Role as W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Associate Director!

Please join us in congratulating Mary Martinez on her promotion to Associate Director at W.O.M.A.N., Inc.! Mary originally joined W.O.M.A.N., Inc. as a support line volunteer back in February of 2008. Due to her hard work, commitment, and passion, she quickly progressed in her work and become a strong leader of the organization. Due in … Continue reading Congratulations to Mary Martinez on Her New Role as W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Associate Director!

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.

Meet, Stephanie, Our New Latinx Program Co-Manager!

  Please join us in welcoming Stephanie Colorado to the W.O.M.A.N., Inc. team in her new role as Latinx Program Co-Manager! Stephanie has been connected with us for quite some time now, and we are so excited to have her back as a core member of our team. Keep reading to learn more about her … Continue reading Meet, Stephanie, Our New Latinx Program Co-Manager!

W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Advocate Highlight: Lucy Chen

1) How long have you been involved with W.O.M.A.N., Inc.? I have been involved with W.O.M.A.N. Inc., for almost 4 years I believe. 2) What have been your roles at W.O.M.A.N., Inc.? I have been a crisis counselor volunteer and a case manager assistant for Paola during Latina Program. I have also volunteered in some … Continue reading W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Advocate Highlight: Lucy Chen