About Women Creating Change
Women Creating Change (WCC) envisions a more just and equitable New York City where all women are civically engaged. Formerly known as Women’s City Club of New York and established in 1915, WCC is an inclusive community that partners with underserved women to develop and strengthen the skills and resources needed to effectively advocate for New York’s diverse communities.
Committed to the vision that all women have the power to be changemakers to create a more equitable New York City, WCC is developing programs, in partnership with community-based organizations, that offer women the resources, tools, and educational support to be more actively engaged in local civic life.
WCC’s new signature initiative, Civic Matters, is an innovative program that disrupts systemic barriers to civic engagement for underserved women and creates opportunities for learning and increased and equitable civic participation.
WCC champions policies that strengthen our city and as part of Civic Matters we will partner with academia, nonprofits, government, and women (with a focus on women who have been systemically excluded from civic processes) to co-create culturally competent pathways to equitable civic participation.
Envision a New York City in which women who face systemic barriers to full participation in community and political decision-making processes are participating and becoming leaders in civic engagement. A research-based program, Civic Matters will transform the structures and composition of civic participation in New York City.
Our multi-tiered programmatic approach that offers opportunities for underserved women to:
- Learn about civic engagement and why it matters;
- Use action-oriented tools and resources;
- Practice using advocacy skills; and
- Engage directly in advocacy for themselves.
Civic Matters ensures participants are beneficiaries AND collaborators. The program will co-create—with its stakeholders—civic engagement opportunities that connect women with information, education, caregiving support, and leadership opportunities.
For more information on WCC, please visit our website.
The organization is seeking a dynamic and committed President & CEO who will help to position WCC at the forefront of civic engagement work in New York City. In partnership with the Board, the President & CEO will develop and implement a vision for the future and execute toward those goals. They will have responsibility for WCC’s staff, programs, expansion and execution of its mission and will provide leadership, direction and guidance for WCC’s activities. The President & CEO will represent WCC to legislative and regulatory bodies, community and civic organizations, donors, funders, members and the general public. Inspired by a genuine passion to advance the mission of WCC, the President & CEO will work tirelessly to achieve impact. They will report to the Board Chair.
To accomplish the above we seek an entrepreneurial, forward thinking, innovative and growth-oriented executive who will serve as the face of WCC and bring their leadership and management skills to the organization, ensuring WCC’s place as a go-to agency for issues important to New Yorkers.
Read and download Position Profile here.