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Interim leadership


The first stages of a new program, product, or service are always the messiest and the hardest to work through, and it can be hard for staff to pivot from current work. I will engage on the initial execution and get it firmly established prior to handing off to a permanent staff member.


With Women Innovators, I engaged as the initial Executive Director to implement the strategy & develop the internal capabilities needed for long-term durability. A 3-month pilot was defined with clear objectives and key results to align everyone to goals and success metrics.


During that pilot, I:

  • Clearly defined W.IN’s theory of change and associated impact metrics;

  • Baselined organizational impact metrics & started tracking for all events;

  • Created, launched & analyzed the first community survey, establishing a snapshot of needs, perspectives, and desires across 100 beneficiaries & supporters;

  • Established a 2-year programming roadmap & its associated operational needs;

  • Quantified funding needed to support the roadmap and kicked off fundraising planning;

  • Applied for 3 grants that would fully fund programming for the following year (decision pending at time of writing); 

  • Piloted new internal operational tools such as a PM tool & board member onboarding;

  • Launched marketing initiatives with a community newsletter, agency engagement, and recruitment of a volunteer marketing committee.


This put W.IN on a solid footing to serve its full range of beneficiaries and activate around the theory of change.

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