Joanne joins The Women’s Fund SouthCoast as a strategic and innovative thought leader with deep experience in and a passion for the individual and societal advancement of girls and women.
Formerly, as the Founding Director of the Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs at Wellesley College, Joanne worked across international landscapes of academic, governmental, non-profit and business sectors to create paths that move girls and women of all ages forward through personal development, educational opportunity, and economic equity.
She comes to the Women’s Fund SouthCoast to translate her grantmaking history into a kind of powerful mechanism for transformation, providing funds and stewardship for programs that empower girls and women to imagine and achieve rich personal and professional futures. Joanne will build on the Economic Blueprint introduced in 2017, which addresses chronic problems created by poverty requiring systemic and sustained change. These priorities will underscore Joanne’s work at the Fund.