BOSTON, Nov. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After celebrating Strong Women, Strong Girls (SWSG) 10th anniversary in August, SWSG announces a renewed investment focusing on their existing communities of Pittsburgh and Boston.
At a time when other local organizations are expanding and stretching resources thin, SWSG has made the strategic decision to reinvest in its core cities. Instead of losing focus, current National President, Haviva Kohl pushed for the strengthening of the core purpose "pioneering, path-breaking, and dedicated to eliminating the ambition gap."
The Board, with Kohl's guidance, voted to grow the organization deeper in its current markets. "This strategic direction was chosen after an extended period of study involving some of the pioneering thinkers and practitioners in the social sector, and, after exhaustively reviewing the pros and cons of the options available to us, the Board unanimously voted to go deeper in communities we know need us," said Louise Herrle, Chair of the Board.
SWSG is uniquely positioned to build a strong regional focus, with two separate regional boards. The future looks bright for the ten-year-old organization, poised to make a huge difference in the very communities that helped invent the community modeling approach. Having set SWSG on its way, Kohl will be transitioning to a consulting role, while our two local Executive Directors will report to their respective Boards.
Since March of 2013, Kohl has led the organization to focus on its mission, consolidate its operations and streamline its service delivery model. With new life at the top, she has been able to spur a new donor base, and establish a solid financial footing for the organization, enabling SWSG to serve more girls. Today, every dollar raised by SWSG is leveraged to ensure a maximum social return for investors. With Kohl's guidance and support, SWSG has successfully moved into its next decade of supporting women and girls.
About Strong Women, Strong Girls
Founded in 2004, Strong Women, Strong Girls is a nationally recognized mentoring program focused on three generations: elementary school girls, undergraduate women, and professional women to create cycles of mutual empowerment for women and girls. Learn more at www.swsg.org.
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