Our executive director, Wanda Steptoe, has been speaking around town about NEW and the population that NEW serves. In celebration of International Women’s Day, Wanda spoke at the Junior League of Washington’s Women’s Leadership Breakfast. Hundreds of women gathered at The Hamilton in DC to hear Wanda and three other prominent women speak about finding mentors, informing colleagues about your successes, the #metoo movement and the lack of women in leadership positions. One woman asked Wanda, “How can we help each other and work together if we bring different perspectives to the table?” Wanda answered, “Respect and value what each person brings to the table. And have an open mind.”
In March, Wanda participated in a Catalogue for Philanthropy panel called, Community and Conversations: Women & Girls. She spoke in front of dozens of people about the recent survey that found that one third of homeless women are homeless due to domestic violence.