Mary Lee Kiernan

Recent Posts

Words Still Matter – Building a Community without Hate Event Honors Martin Luther King at YWCA Greenwich

Martin Luther King at YWCA of Greenwich - Greenwich Free Press

Due to the recent rise in hate speech and hate crimes, the YWCA’s focus for the event will be “Why Words Still Matter” in the context of building a community without hate. Featured guests will be Moderator, Steve Ginsburg, Director – Connecticut Region, Anti-Defamation League; Deirdre Daly, U.S. Attorney, State of Connecticut; Bobby Walker, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich; and Dr. Salvatore Corda, Interim Superintendent, Greenwich Public Schools. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , , , , ,

YWCA Greenwich Names Mary Lee Kiernan President and Chief Executive Officer

In her distinguished career, Ms. Kiernan worked as the Communications Director and then as Co-Chair of the Fund for Women and Girls at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation. She was Chair of the Connecticut Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, as well as former Board Chair of the Greenwich United Way. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , ,

A Lesson in Humanity: Diversity Training at Town Hall Packs the House with “Agents of Change”

During a 3-hour diversity training workshop akin to Names Day at Greenwich High School, 66 town leaders talked about stereotypes, hate, bigotry and the power of allies. All agreed that silence is deadly. Personal anecdotes were powerful. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , , , , ,

New Non-Profit Initiative Launched to Advance Work of Former CT Women’s Commission

Connecticut Permanent Commission on the Status of Women had been largest women’s commission in the United States.

A group of former State Commissioners and former key employees of the Connecticut Permanent Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) have launched a new non-profit initiative to advance the work of this former state agency. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , , , ,