"One specific thing I'd like to see in the next ten years is to pick up the Providence Journal one morning and see the headline, 'RI elects first female Governor'. And I have faith Women's Fund will play a very important role in that headline." A donor since 2007, Kim currently works as Special Assistant Attorney General in the criminal division for the RI Office of the Attorney General.
"I am thrilled to join the Women's Fund Board and work with such talented and experienced professionals in the fight for gender equity. Working with the Women's Fund of Rhode Island will help me set a good example for my daughter, reinforce the lessons we share with her at home, and create a better future for all young girls."
"I’ve chosen a career in the field of public affairs/public service and government relations where there are fewer women than men, in the workforce. As one one of two girls in my immediate family, both my parents, particularly my father, instilled in me from a very young age the value of public service. Never once did we have a conversation about whether or not I could engage as a public servant in a different way because I was a woman. I never have seen or felt an inability to be involved in politics, in government, even on the communications side, or really as a public servant, there hasn’t been a gender barrier for me. What I would like to be able to do as a Women’s Fund board member is to ensure that more young women feel that way going forward and they don’t see a barrier to being involved and to making really positive change."
"The Women’s Fund is a tremendous organization that is investing in women throughout our community and working to reduce inequity among the genders that exists. Not only am I pleased to join the Board and support the Women’s Fund’s great efforts, but I am truly honored and humbled to be first male Board member.
I am looking forward to working with a terrific group of colleagues to do what we can to eliminate gender bias and create social justice for all." Neal J. McNamara, Partner at Nixon Peabody and new addition to the Women's Fund board.
She serves on the City of Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advocacy Commission and the board of Girls Rock! Rhode Island. Jenn was named a Mover and Shaker by Rhode Island Monthly in 2006 and received an inaugural Julie Pell Empowerment Award for Social Change & Civic Engagement from the Equity Action fund at the Rhode Island Foundation in 2010.
She is a student of nonviolent communication and an avid knitter and gardener. Jenn and her partner live in the Mount Pleasant section of Providence.
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