Racism

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  As an individual who is passionate about and committed to an equitable culture, the events in Charlottesville hurt my soul. The symbolism, the words, the threats, the images and the violence are antithetical to who I am and to the country and community in which I want to live. We are seeing more not less of these types of …

A little about me

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CEO of YWCA I moved to Greensboro to accept a job to lead the struggling YWCA Greensboro. During my seven year tenure, the YWCA has not only stabilized its finances but has also added significant new programming including a shelter to serve families experiencing homelessness as well as an entrepreneurial program for women with challenges making it difficult to maintain …

Why we chose Greensboro

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My family and I chose Greensboro as our home seven years ago. Like many people, we were drawn to the open and green spaces of the City, the great road system, the friendliness of the people and the southern hospitality. It was clear that Greensboro had some advantages over other “southern” cities. The diverse demographics, the welcoming attitude, the influence …

Mom was my greatest influence

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My mother raised my two sisters and me as a single mother. She demonstrated, by example, the importance of education, hard work and compassion for others. We were taught no individual is greater or lesser than any other individual. As a child, my favorite books were, “The Little Engine That Could”, which my mother must have read to us hundreds …

We can and must come together

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As I began exploring my adopted hometown, an interesting realization began to form – when street signs changed from west to east or north to south, many other things changed as well. The shopping options changed, the housing changed, the billboards changed. When I mentioned this to other people, some looked at me strangely, others said they had never really …