Celebrate our Trailblazing 8 on International Women’s Day!

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SF Goodwill and Goodwill of the Greater East Bay celebrate our Trailblazing 8 Women on March 8th, International Women’s Day!

On International Women’s Day, we are proud to celebrate the incredible talent and contributions of our eight distinguished female board members—who collectively have turned vision into reality by championing the causes of underserved communities, giving the voiceless a voice, protecting the planet, and leading and scaling innovative brands and experiences.
Representing nearly half of our Board of Directors, our trailblazer eight come from all walks of life and have worked to inspire others through their creativity, passion, and dedication to Goodwill. 

Join us today in honoring them by making a financial donation which will benefit our workforce development programs that include job placement and job training for those with barriers to employment.  Your support allows us to help all those in our community who need us most and open doors to a better future.

Read more about our Trailblazing 8 👇:

Katherine Bella, Vice Chair of Board of Directors and Chair of Development Committee
Kathy works with national, statewide, regional, and local nonprofit organizations to help them to increase their impact and better serve their missions.

Linda Chew, Member at Large
Linda’s career spanned work in higher education, healthcare, youth services, regional government, and community focused organizations where she served in a variety of positions including chief executive officer, development director, and communications director.

Sonia Martin, Member at Large
Sonia is a leading fashion designer with over two decades of experience influencing and shaping iconic American brands, including Abercrombie & Fitch, Juicy Couture, Banana Republic, and Everlane.

Sudha Pennathur, Member at Large
Sudha founded House of Pennathur in 1985, an international manufacturing company that provides unique, artisan-handmade jewelry and textiles for high-end specialty stores and museums. 

Ayni Raimondi, Member at Large
As a marketing executive focused on the impact brands can have on society, Ayni has prioritized partnerships and programs between the for-profit and non-profit sectors to drive awareness and change for brands like Airbnb, Everlane, and Match.

Alexis Sturdy, Chair, Governance Committee
In addition to being an IT executive, Lexi co-founded and managed the Center for Prison Education at Wesleyan University, a program that offers incarcerated men and women a high-caliber liberal arts education. 

Heather Wisniewski, Chair, Finance Committee
Heather is a partner in Ernst & Young’s San Francisco office with more than 29 years of experience providing audit services to a variety of clients, as well as coaching, training, and mentoring EY teams.

Azadeh Zohrabi, Member at Large
As the director of UC Berkeley’s Underground Scholars, Azadeh has showcased her visionary eye, strategic mind, and heart for possibilities. She is a changemaker in leadership development for women, emerging talent, and holistic social justice practice.


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