Meet our Members

 

   Mildred S. Wood

1. Who are/were your role models for "giving back" to your community and how did they influence you?
A high school educator -- who happened to be the aunt of Lorraine Hansberry (A Raisin in the Sun). This woman was ahead of her time, and she made be realize that there is nothing that a woman cannot do if she begins preparation for it!

2. What issues impacting women & girls are you most passionate about? Do you have any personal connection to any of these issues?
I am an advocate for all women, but especially for the protection of young girls who might be subject to abuse. I encourage the education of young women -- academic and , with worldly (common sense) knowledge to enhance one's ability to sustain herself. I love the phrase, "All women have a story..."

3. What would you tell other women and girls about The Women's Fund to encourage them to get involved?
It is important for us, as women, to "give back." Most of us have had a women in our lives that was instrumental in our successes -- whether it was a mother, grandmother, aunt or someone in the community. The giving hand must keep on giving!

4. Tell us a little bit about yourself: 
I am retired from Capitol Hill in Washington, where I was a Senior Congressional Caseworker. I worked through the "red tape" on behalf of constituents. I also spent ten years in the area of advocacy on behalf of minority seniors. I have married for almost 50 years -- four children and four grandchildren!

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