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.
During this time of crisis many nonprofits are juggling a vast array of priorities. These competing focuses might include protecting staff from unnecessary risk, keeping with funding requirements and perhaps the most salient of these priorities--adapting to the shifts in participant need. As DV organizations specifically, we are expected to react to crises on a … Continue reading Dismantling White Supremacy Culture and Navigating with Integrity: Mind Mapping Crisis Response in Nonprofit Leadership
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
Mark your calendars! The folks at Crowded Fire Theater are having Jill, our Executive Director, as a special guest after their March 14th performance of REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN. Many thanks to their team for the kind invitation & generosity. We appreciate your support! Show Description: For all the #NastyWomen (or anyone who can say #MeToo) … Continue reading REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN.
We want to send a BIG thank you to everyone who supported Dismantling and Rebuilding: An Evening for Stronger, Safer Communities. On April 28th, we 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. Dismantling & Rebuilding was about anti-oppression, intersectional feminism, … Continue reading Thank you for supporting Dismantling & Rebuilding: An Evening for Stronger, Safer Communities!
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.
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!