We’re extremely excited to announce the new 2022-2023 Women United Cabinet! These trailblazing women are leaders in their fields and have shown amazing support throughout our community. This group will be tackling many important projects over next year.

Board Leadership

Joanne Louis, Co-Chair

Troutman Pepper

Tanesha Boldin, Co-Chair

Critical Access Network

Board Members

Teanna Alexis, AT&T

Stacey Chavis, Campaigns Academy

Shay Stozier, Dekalb County School System

Lisa Walker-Holloway, Comcast

Sophia Jackson, COX

Jametta Barden, WorkDay

Brianna Maye, Porsche

Denise Holder, Equifax

Johnetta Bush, Truist

Jennifer Robinson, Merrill Lynch

April Jordan, The Grove Park Foundation

Terreta Rodgers, Amazon

Katja Morgenstern, NetApp

Kristilyn Lambert, LinkedIn

Audrina Washington, McKinsey & Company

Tameeka Walker, Emory Hospital

Christi Schenzel-Clark, PwC

LaShonda Foy, Wells Fargo

Vanessa Windham, Windham Global Research Consultants LLC

Robyn Roberts, RSR Consulting LLC

Kristen Wiekierak, Georgia Power

Tara McCullen, Burns & McDonnell

Sara Clamp, EY

Karen McNulty, UPS

Kimberly Bryant, AT&T

Thank you all for your service and commitment! If you would like to reach the cabinet or learn more about Women United, please email us at womenunited@unitedwayatlanta.org.

 

This is an interest form ONLY

Young Professional Impact Network (YPIN) consists of Young Professional Leaders (ages 40 and under) and LINC (Lead. Impact. Network. Change for ages 22-30.) YPIN members dedicate their time to serve Greater Atlanta communities through volunteering, fundraising, and advocacy, while enjoying professional development and social networking events. Members engage the next generation of leaders to transform the lives of children and families to regain and attain secure and successful futures.

Membership = PERKS
  • Receive members-only invitations to trainings, executive panels, galas, and social events
  • Volunteer for community service projects with like-minded young professionals
  • Increase your professional network and gain access to influential local and Global leaders
  • Board and leadership servant opportunities

Complete the form below for more information on how to join.

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Sharing information about the 211 Contact Center with your friends, family, and networks is an important step in making sure that everyone has access to basic needs, especially when the unexpected happens. Beyond meeting basic needs, United Way is committed to putting our community’s children on an equitable path to fulfilling their potential.

211 is about Child Well-Being
Nearly half a million children in our region live in communities with low or very low child well-being. The lack of living wage jobs and income supports, compounded by high costs of housing, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic presents pervasive challenges for low-income families – already affected by societal and systemic barriers. Committed to these families, United Way of Greater Atlanta created the Child Well-Being Mission Fund to invest money where it can have the greatest impact on children and communities. Through our Economic Stability Investment Priority, United Way of Greater Atlanta envisions a community where families have access to secure housing and basic needs that are equitable, inclusive, and affordable. 211 is an integral part of our Economic Stability efforts in the region, helping to address basic needs by partnering with nonprofit partners and serving as a resource and referral center, directly aiding in improving the well-being of children and families in our region.

We have a simple request help us spread the word by ordering free 211 materials.

Please share 211 with your friends, family, and networks. Share a card with your employers (or poster with your employees), your church, your book club, or even your mailman. We can’t predict when someone will need to know about 211. That is why we want to get this information in as many hands as possible. We need your help to do that.  

Thank you for submitting your application!

Through the Women United Advancement Initiative, United Way of Greater Atlanta provides the opportunities and resources that women need to be able to advance in their careers and support themselves and their families.

Thank you for your interest in being a United Way volunteer! We are honored that you are interested in serving as an Women United Cabinet member or committee member. Please complete the application below and submit additional materials for the 2022-23 Women United Cabinet by midnight on Sunday, July 31st. 

At United Way of Greater Atlanta, we believe that collaboration is the key to driving sustainable and equitable improvements in the well-being of children, families, and individuals in the community. We are the ONLY nonprofit that brings together people and resources from every sector – volunteers, advocates and donors; partner agencies, counties and governments to develop and deliver new solutions. And through collaboration, comes innovation.

In 2015, our organization launched our SPARK Prize, providing small grants to incentivize collaboration and social innovation among nonprofits, businesses and community groups, while showcasing Atlanta’s ingenuity when it comes to addressing the needs of children and families. These grants were made after extensive vetting of volunteers and subject-matter experts and culminated with a live pitch competition. Since February 2015, the Spark Prize™ has granted over $210,000 to more than 20 nonprofits across Greater Atlanta.

In 2017, one of our SPARK Prize winners was Jasmine Crowe, the founder and CEO of Goodr. Goodr is a startup that provides restaurants, airports, convention centers and other food service operations with a blockchain-based digital platform to track surplus food and a food waste recovery service. Essentially, Goodr offers insights to help food businesses reduce waste, and then picks up and donates what waste they don’t mitigate to non-profit partners.

Since winning $15k in the SPARK Prize competition in 2017 to jump-start her business, Jasmine has grown her business to a multi-million-dollar company focused on a mission aligned with United Way of Greater Atlanta. She’s been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Good Morning America. She’s truly inspirational.

One example of Goodr’s work is its partnership with the NBA, Atlanta Hawks, City of Atlanta, and Kaiser Permanente, to create 16 full-service grocery pop-ups in communities of color across metro Atlanta in March of last year. In just one day, 3,400 families were provided groceries in areas deemed food desserts. That’s more than 140,000 meals served and more than 125,000 of food.

Back in 2015, United Way of Greater Atlanta saw a “spark” in the work of Goodr. No longer a spark, Goodr’s work has turned into a wildfire, supporting nonprofits across Greater Atlanta.

Continuing our partnership with Goodr, Jasmine will now be a guest of United Way at our annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast on May 5 at the downtown Hyatt. It’s been two years since our last breakfast and when we reunite, we’ll give a nod to the unexpected changes we have faced while celebrating the real glow and grow up many have done in re-examining ourselves, our careers and the things that matter most.

Jasmine will be joined by other panelists including Pinky Cole, entrepreneur and owner of Slutty Vegan; and Leyla Seka, COO of Ironclad and co-founder of Black Venture Institute. The conversation will be moderated by WSB-TV Co-anchor Linda Stouffer. We’re excited for this hybrid event where people can join both virtually and in-person. For more information and to register, click here.

How long have you been involved with United Way?

More than 15 years.

Why did you decide to get involved with United Way and Women United?

I love how the United Way helps in the community. Their approach to support low-income families in every aspect of their lives and to help them have a sustainable transition is admirable. The United Way really “gets it”. I love the affinity groups that the United Way offers and having the opportunity to serve with Women United has been an awesome experience. It feels special to work with a group of women who have the same passion as you do to support women in the community.

How do you link your professional and philanthropic interests?

I recently transitioned from a role of 17 years to a position more aligned with my passion to work in the community.  During this time, I have had the opportunity to work closer with organizations like the United Way and engage others by sharing how the United Way helps our community and how they can be a part of their mission.

What advice would you give to someone considering inviting the women in their life to get involved with Women United? 

I would share that Women United is a group of focused, like-minded, generous, women who have a mission to change the lives of all women, by providing support and encouragement.

Welcome to the one-stop-shop for all things Women United!  

This year, the Women’s Leadership Breakfast revolved around the theme of “pushing forward.” We want to keep that sentiment alive by encouraging YOU to stay involved with the critical work of United Way of Greater Atlanta. With that goal in mind, we’ve filled this page with pre-written email communications, social posts and advocacy activities to keep you involved well beyond the limits of a virtual event. Thank you for being community members we can count on! 

Join a Group 

1. Cole Women United: United Way’s Cole Women United mobilizes women from diverse backgrounds, educating them about philanthropic involvement and leadership, and engaging them in the work of United Way. Cole Women United is exclusive to women donating $1,000-$9,999 annually to United Way of Greater Atlanta. Join today! 

Already a member? Join the Board! 

2. Tocqueville Women United: Tocqueville Women United is a transformative group of committed business and civic leaders who purposefully serve as champions to ensure our community’s children reach their full potential, free from exploitation, under United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Child Well-Being agenda. Membership is exclusive to women donating $10,000 or more annually to United Way of Greater Atlanta. Join today! 

Already a member? Join the Board! 

Learn About United Way Funds 

Women United Advancement Initiative: a comprehensive body of resources and programs that targets specific Economic Stability strategies and supports women from any walk of life, regardless of race, gender, creed or religion. 

Secure Housing and Basic Needs 

Close the Skills Gap 

Access to Childcare and After School Services 

Build Wealth 

Manage Health 

United for Racial Equity and Healing Fund: The correlation between race and zip codes with vulnerable populations and low levels of child well-being makes it critical for United Way to address place and racial equity strategically. The purpose of the fund is to reduce and prevent racial inequities across systems that impact child well-being (education, health, housing and economic stability) across the Greater Atlanta region. 

Network and Volunteer 

  • Women United Book Club: Join Women United for this new virtual personal development opportunity to read and discuss books written by and for women. Thursday, November 5th 
  • Coca-Cola Season of Giving:  The Coca-Cola Company’s Season of Giving is a collection of volunteer opportunities, created by United Way, through the holiday season, taking place across the United States and Puerto Rico. Volunteers can participate on-site, virtually or individually with DIY projects. Through December 31st 
  • Virtual Letters of Encouragement for A.G. Rhodes Seniors: Volunteer virtually by sharing words of encouragement to the staff and Senior residents of A.G. Rhodes Community Wellness Centers! Send pictures, letters, drawings, and videos to seniors in the Atlanta area to provide support and a little happiness to those isolated during the COVID outbreak. Contributions can be sent via email to waystohelp@agrhodes.org. Through December 1st 
  • Send a Smile to a Healthcare Worker: Join Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in encouraging the team with your messages of positivity. Share messages of hope, appreciation and encouragement by sending a smile. Through December 1st 
  • Mind-Bubble Virtual Tutor: Atlanta locals can register to assist with online tutoring sessions benefitting students in Dekalb County, and many students in grades 5-10 in the metro Atlanta area. This program is free to students and provides much needed academic support during time out of school. Through December 1st 

Spread the Word on Social! 

  • Facebook/LinkedIn: Did you know? Women occupied 60% of the total U.S. jobs eliminated due to COVID-19. Through the Women United Advancement Initiative, we can help women across Greater Atlanta gain access to job training, college completion support, health services, quality childcare and other critical resources to help them reach their greatest potential. Together, let’s push forward! https://www.unitedwayatlanta.org/womens-leadership-breakfast-donation/ #WomenUnitedATL 
  • Twitter: Did you know? Women occupied 60% of U.S. jobs eliminated due to COVID-19. Through the Women United Advancement Initiative, we can help women across ATL push forward through any challenge to reach their greatest potential. https://www.unitedwayatlanta.org/womens-leadership-breakfast-donation/ #WomenUnitedATL 

The only way forward is united. Let’s keep pushing forward! 

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