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Local Leader Selected as WLW Fellow

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - s4story -- PROVIDENCE, RI – Women's Fund of Rhode Island is pleased to announce that Kelly Nevins, Chief Executive Officer, has been selected as a fellow for the prestigious Women Leaders for the World (WLW) program. The 12 month fellowship is a transformational leadership training, coaching and advising fellowship for women leaders solving some of the world's most intractable problems in nonprofits, social entrepreneurship, media, politics/government, and business. It is designed to empower women leaders to harness their powers of creativity and connection, transforming their local impact into waves of global change.

In endorsing Nevins as a candidate for the program, Elizabeth Barajas-Roman, President and CEO of the Women's Funding Network, had this to say, "(Her) work and insights were key to increasing the resilience and capacity of our network. Ms. Nevins has made a lasting impact in her state that will improve the lives of over half a million women."

Women's Fund of Rhode Island Board President, Bev Wiley, noted "The recent pandemic, economic crisis, and renewed awareness around racial inequities have tested Kelly's leadership skills. She did not miss a beat and the organization is thriving as a result. Through participation in this fellowship, I have no doubt that Kelly will be able to bring WFRI to even higher achievements."

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The WLW fellowship program was created by changemakers, for changemakers, to help elevate the impact of female leaders throughout the globe. It offers:

●      Access to immersive Global Advisors network with broadest array of expertise

●      A courageous and driven community of high-caliber peers and prominent alumni

●      Opportunity to engage with leading industry experts and thought leaders

More information about the Women Leaders for the World program can be found at www.howwomenlead.org or by contacting Claudia Searle at Claudia@howwomenlead.org.

About Women's Fund of Rhode Island

Women's Fund of Rhode Island is a non-profit organization located in Providence, Rhode Island.  The mission of WFRI is to invest in women and girls in our community through research, advocacy, grant making and strategic partnerships designed to achieve gender equity through systemic change.  For more information, visit wfri.org.

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Ellie Brown, Director of Operations and Development
***@wfri.org


Source: Women's Fund of Rhode Island
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