Dear Friends,

The Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis (WFSTL) is a force for eliminating the barriers to economic success that women face throughout our region.  In the past couple of years, WFSTL’s advocacy has changed workplace policies in the public and private sectors and has raised awareness of the impact those policies have on women.

The WFSTL board, staff, volunteers, funders, and supporters have made WFSTL stronger than ever and well-positioned for the future.  As an organization, we have together crafted an inspiring mission, developed a compelling strategic plan, and built a strong financial position.

I’m writing today to let you know that I will be stepping down as WFSTL’s Executive Director at the end of February.  The board has planned a transition that will soon secure the next leader who will carry forward WFSTL’s mission.

As for me, I will continue to work for women in a new role as a part of the leadership team at Rung. I will help build Rung’s innovative program to empower women to achieve self-sufficiency, success and a happy life. I will begin this new role in March. 

Please know that it has been a joy and a privilege to be a part of WFSTL’s work.  I hope that our paths will continue to cross as we work together to make St. Louis one of the best places in the country for women.

With gratitude,

Lisa Weingarth

Message from WFSTL’s Board President, Eulonda Nevels

Dear Supporters,

The Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis Board of Directors congratulates Lisa Weingarth on her new role and expresses its deep gratitude for her contributions to the organization.

Lisa’s leadership, along with the dedication and hard work of our staff and many volunteers, has led to increased visibility and impact.  During her tenure, WFSTL tripled participation in our signature workplace change initiative — the Women in the Workplace: Employment Scorecard — and worked directly with local employers to adopt policies that are now improving the lives of thousands of women.  We also began advocating for public policy change in the St. Louis region and across the state. In just the last two years, the annual Making a Difference event has grown from 450 people to a sold-out crowd of 750. And, we completed a strategic planning process last year that will allow WFSTL to reach more women and their families than we ever have before.

I hope you will join me in thanking Lisa for her hard work and dedication to improving the lives of women in our region. 

WFSTL’s Board of Directors recently began a transition planning process to identify the next leader who will carry forward the organization’s mission. The Board will remain involved in WFSTL’s daily operations for the next few months in order to facilitate the transition.

Sincerely,

Eulonda Nevels

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