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. 

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

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!

Allyship & ICE Presence in the SF Bay Area

With fears about the country's mass deportation efforts, many of us have been wondering about ways we can show up & hold strong in support of immigrant communities. In addition to calls to representatives, rallies and community forums, organizations around the Bay Area are hosting workshops and talks to address ways we can apply knowledge to … Continue reading Allyship & ICE Presence in the SF Bay Area

CPEDV’s Emerging Leader Award Goes to Our Very Own Mary Martinez!

  We are so very proud to announce that our Peer Services Manager, Mary Martinez, has won the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence's (CPEDV) Emerging Leader Award. The award is meant to go to someone who has worked or volunteered in the domestic violence movement for at least three years and is a person … Continue reading CPEDV’s Emerging Leader Award Goes to Our Very Own Mary Martinez!

Strong Field Leadership Development Program: Update from Mary Martinez

In early November, Cohort III of the Strong Field Leadership Development Program convened in sunny La Jolla, California for our first in-person gathering since our kick-off retreat back in June. I was dressed for the low 60 degree weather in San Francisco but was unprepared for the 80+ degree weather in San Diego; it was … Continue reading Strong Field Leadership Development Program: Update from Mary Martinez

Strong Field Project Welcomes Mary Martinez

We have exciting news! W.O.M.A.N., Inc.'s Crisis Line Supervisor, Mary Martinez, was accepted into the highly competitive Strong Field Leadership Development Program! The program is geared towards building a strong, coordinated network of domestic violence service providers in California! Read on to learn what Jill & Mary have to say about this opportunity below. "I … Continue reading Strong Field Project Welcomes Mary Martinez