Welcome CWEALF's New Executive Director!
Kate C. Farrar, CWEALF Executive Director
Dear Friends and Supporters,
On behalf of the CWEALF Board of Directors I am pleased to announce that Kate C. Farrar is the organization’s new Executive Director effective immediately. Kate is an experienced non-profit leader who has the vision and credentials to build on CWEALF’s success and expand the reach of its programs and services.
Last year, CWEALF’s Executive Director of 16 years, Alice Pritchard, left the organization for a new role as Chief of Staff of the Board of Regents for Higher Education. CWEALF’s Board of Directors began an extensive internal assessment and search process to seek a new leader to uphold CWEALF’s mission and strengthen CWEALF’s role as the statewide leader promoting gender equity.
Kate Farrar brings to CWEALF nearly 15 years of intersectional women and girls’ issue expertise, fundraising success, strong management skills, and demonstrated ability to build and sustain broad-ranging relationships focused on shared goals. For the past year, Kate served as the founder and principal consultant of K.C. Farrar Consulting, LLC serving non-profit organizations in strategic planning, program development and facilitation, and fundraising and event management. She was formerly the vice president of the American Association of University Women (AAUW)'s Campus Leadership Programs where she guided the strategy and management of the organization's nationwide college women's leadership programs, college/university relationships, and science, technology, engineering, and math programs for girls. Prior to AAUW, Kate was the associate director of National Programs and Policy at Wider Opportunities for Women, where she led the Family Economic Self-Sufficiency Project (FESS), a nationwide project focused on policies and programs to move low-income families toward economic independence.
Anyone who has the pleasure to work with Kate is aware of her willingness to collaborate and build relationships to advance women’s rights and opportunities effectively. She is a passionate advocate for women’s representation in politics and she serves as President of the Women Under Forty Political Action Committee, the only nonpartisan PAC in the country that supports young women running for office.
"I am thrilled for CWEALF and know Kate is the right person to lead the organization forward at this important time. There are critical issues facing women and girls in our state and Kate has the vision, commitment and energy to ensure CWEALF is there to support their personal and professional opportunities,” said Alice Pritchard, “I hope you will join me in continuing to provide your personal and financial support to CWEALF in the days, months and years ahead."
CWEALF was fortunate to have Kate serve as the Acting Executive Director since January. She’s utilized her extensive management skills, program knowledge, and fundraising and event management to successfully guide the organization through the executive transition period.
As Executive Director, Kate is responsible for managing all aspects of the organization, including financial planning and administration, working with the CWEALF board of directors, guiding and implementing strategic plans for the organization, and overseeing all of CWEALF’s programs. I know Kate is looking forward to working with you and engaging you in this next phase of CWEALF’s legacy.
Thank you for your continued support of CWEALF, especially during this time of transition. Together, we will continue CWEALF’s record of advancing and protecting the rights of women and girls in Connecticut.
Board President & Transition Committee Chair
By CWEALF at 7 Jun 2016, 08:57 AM
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