Miércoles 19 de Diciembre 2018

WOMEN’S WAY Announces New Executive Director and Board Leadership

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WOMEN’S
WAY
, the region’s leading organization dedicated to the advancement
of women, girls and gender equality, is starting the year empowered with
a renewed plan for long term growth and sustainability in the Greater
Philadelphia region. The organization is pleased to announce that Diane
Cornman-Levy has been named Executive Director. In her new role, Diane
is responsible for leading the restructuring of WOMEN’S WAY to
reestablish it as a powerful catalyst for achieving gender equality and
justice. Her role is critical to the transition and rebuilding of the
organization that will support and expand on the mission.

WOMEN’S WAY also announced that Paula Crowley, Chairman and Co-Founder
at Anchor Health Properties has been named Chair of the Board and
Marguerite Weese Raab, Director of Wealth and Fiduciary Planning at
Wilmington Trust and Adjunct Faculty at Villanova School of Law and
Temple School of Law has been named Vice Chair. The new leadership is
part of the organization’s new three-year strategic plan designed to
activate and engage the community, support long term growth, and enhance
the organization’s impact on issues related to gender equality.

“I am confident that Diane is the right candidate to cultivate high
impact philanthropy and to help build, connect, and empower the WOMEN’S
WAY community,” said Paula Crowley. “This is an optimal time to fight
for the issues we consider to be so important and we are thrilled to
have Diane on board.”

Diane brings more than 30 years of nonprofit leadership, coalition
building, and fundraising experience to WOMEN’S WAY. A tireless advocate
for gender equality, Diane joins WOMEN’S WAY after running for State
Representative of the 168th District, where she secured the
highest percentage of votes on the Democratic ticket. Prior to that,
Diane was co-founder and executive director of Natural Creativity, an
educational initiative dedicated to helping young people develop a
foundation for life-long learning that promotes self-direction,
constructive purpose, and personal fulfillment, within a commitment to
social equity. Additionally, Diane served as Executive Director of
Federation of Neighborhood Centers, a non-profit organization committed
to addressing complex social problems. There she led two successful
strategic planning processes and a network of 50 plus cross-sector
partners located throughout Philadelphia.

“WOMEN’S WAY has always been a mobilizing force for women, but now we
have the opportunity to make systemic, transformational change on issues
of gender equality and justice,” said Diane Cornman-Levy. “I will use my
experience and energy to mobilize our community across sectors to
re-establish WOMEN’S WAY as the regional leader on women’s issues.”

For the last 40 years, WOMEN’S WAY has been the region’s premier
organization dedicated to the advancement of women, girls, and gender
equality. During that time, the organization has impacted the lives of
more than 200,000 women and their families. In 2016 the nonprofit
underwent an in-depth strategic planning process with key stakeholders
and the community, resulting in the adoption of a three-year plan that
will reestablish the organization as the region’s leading convener,
grant maker, and powerful voice for women and girls everywhere.

ABOUT WOMEN’S WAY

WOMEN’S
WAY
is the Greater Philadelphia region’s leading nonprofit
organization dedicated to the advancement of women, girls and gender
equality. Established in the mid- 1970’s, the organization inspires and
mobilizes the community to invest in organizations and leaders that will
advance the rights of and opportunities for women and girls, and achieve
gender equality for all. In 2016 WOMEN’S WAY launched a strategic plan
that will connect and empower the community and continue to cultivate
high-impact philanthropy across the region. For more information on
WOMEN’S WAY please visit: https://www.womensway.org.

Contacts

Maven Communications
Emily Kanter, 215-434-7195
ekanter@mavenagency.com