Welcome to Women in Development of Northeastern New York! As an active member who has benefited greatly from WID’s extensive network and progressive-thinking programs, I am honored to serve as the organization’s current President.
WID has not only helped me build my professional network, but also provided opportunity for me to build on intrinsic skills such as leadership development, public speaking, and strategic planning. What I love most about my WID membership is that it allows me to engage in different ways. I started off by attending programs and networking with other women. Soon, I volunteered to serve on a committee, eventually became a committee co-chair and joined the Board of Directors. As my volunteer responsibilities continue to grow, I hope that you’ll also utilize your WID membership to its fullest potential. Wherever you are on your career path, this organization will help you grow and thrive.
Since 1994 WIDNENY has helped countless women advance in development and related fields through educational programs, professional networking, and mentoring opportunities. I look forward to focusing on these mission points and working hard to give you the most benefits from your WID membership. On behalf of the Board of Directors for Women in Development of Northeastern New York, we look forward to seeing you at our many programs and events!
Melissa K. Stephens