How do you make decisions? Who is the holder of “respect” and “authority” in an organization? How do we care for each other? These are the kinds of questions that help us map out sustainable futures even when the work is complex and hard to navigate. In the last discussions, we talked about the core values that move our work at WOMAN, Inc. forward both personally and professionally Join us in this reflection on how existing policies and organizational culture really make a difference in co-creating equity and sustainability for the long haul.
This is a part of the series, Introducing Navigating with Integrity: Mindmapping Crisis Response in Nonprofit Leadership. We’ll be breaking down what comes up for us when we’re talking about dismantling white supremacy culture in the workplace and navigating all of this with integrity. Read more and locate the mind map here: https://womaninc.wordpress.com/2020/05/11/dismantling-white-supremacy-culture-and-navigating-with-integrity-mind-mapping-crisis-response-in-nonprofit-leadership/.
Shaena Lee S. (she/her/hers) is a mixed-race woman of Japanese, Korean and white descent, and has been with W.O.M.A.N., Inc. since 2014. Starting as a Support Line volunteer, she has since supported in various capacities including peer counseling, support group, education, outreach, and DVIRC coordination. Shaena also has experience as a sexual assault peer counselor and medical advocate with SF Women Against Rape. She currently lives in Washington and has her MSW with a focus on community-centered praxis. Shaena is deeply invested in movements that bring us closer to collective justice, healing & liberation.
Jill Zawisza (pronounced Za-we-za) (she/her/hers) is a white woman of Polish descent and serves as a co-director at W.O.M.A.N., Inc. She has been in the anti-DV movement since 1996, and has been with W.O.M.A.N., Inc. for 13 years. In addition, Jill has served as an anti-Sexual Assault advocate and counselor. She represents W.O.M.A.N., Inc. in the community, aids in program development, provides mentorship to staff, and participates in active community outreach. Her current focus is offering counseling and advocacyto survivors, and delving into how to share power & dismantle white supremacy culture within the leadership structure at W.O.M.A.N., Inc., and beyond.