I am truly humbled and excited about becoming the new Chair of the Board of Directors for the YWCA of the City of New York. Over the past six years I’ve had the honor of working with the organization to support programs and strategies that have empowered women and girls in attaining their goals. When I first attended our inaugural Girls Symposium approximately two years ago, there was a power and vibe in the room that made me realize our City, Country and World are in good stead with these young women at the helm. These programs are so important to our community and will lead to a stronger, better community to work, play and live. I’ve had the benefit of watching my predecessor in acton. Marcia Sells is a leader, advocate and devoted supporter of the YW’s mission. I’m grateful to have learned from her tenacity and her will to execute in the most challenging times. The extended YW board is engaged, motivated and passionate about our mission. And the YW staff are the foundation of our existence and sustainability.