The W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Podcast Navigating with Integrity: Core Values Pt. 2

Who or what does your organization center? Who would you want to be if funding & outside expectations weren’t a part of the equation? What strengths do you embody? These are the kinds of questions that help us locate & nurture the heart of our work. In the first part of our discussion on Core Values, we talked about our cultural praxis and the process that brought W.O.M.A.N., Inc. to our most recent Theory of Change. Join us in this deeper discussion on what we’ve learned about ourselves during shelter-in-place and what it looks like to embody our values moving forward.

This is a part of the series, Introducing Navigating with Integrity: Mindmapping Crisis Response in Nonprofit Leadership. We’ll be breaking down what comes up for us when we’re talking about dismantling white supremacy culture in the workplace and navigating all of this with integrity. Read more and locate the mind map here:


Host Bios:

Alicia Campos-Padillapaz (she/herh/ers) started out as a volunteer with W.O.M.A.N., Inc. in early 2012 and has been working with survivors and their families ever since, including working at The Riley Center as Case Manager and Differential Response Liaison. Alicia has a B.S. in Health Education and a Minor in Human Sexuality Studies from San Francisco State University. She is also a second generation W.O.M.A.N., Inc. volunteer as her mother volunteered for the agency in 1992. Alicia oversees the outreach program, volunteer recruitment and the 40 Hour Domestic Violence Hybrid Training. As a San Francisco native, Alicia is a big fan of the Giants and 49ers . On her down time she enjoys baking and cuddling with her dog, Loki.

Shaena Lee S. (she/her/hers) is a mixed-race woman of Japanese, Korean and white descent, and has been with W.O.M.A.N., Inc. since 2014. Starting as a Support Line volunteer, she has since supported in various capacities including peer counseling, support group, education, outreach, and DVIRC coordination. Shaena also has experience as a sexual assault peer counselor and medical advocate with SF Women Against Rape. She currently lives in Washington and has her MSW with a focus on community-centered praxis. Shaena is deeply invested in movements that bring us closer to collective justice, healing & liberation.

Jill Zawisza (pronounced Za-we-za) (she/her/hers) is a white woman of Polish descent and serves as a co-director at W.O.M.A.N., Inc. She has been in the anti-DV movement since 1996, and has been with W.O.M.A.N., Inc. for 13 years. In addition, Jill has served as an anti-Sexual Assault advocate and counselor. She represents W.O.M.A.N., Inc. in the community, aids in program development, provides mentorship to staff, and participates in active community outreach. Her current focus is offering counseling and advocacyto survivors, and delving into how to share power & dismantle white supremacy culture within the leadership structure at W.O.M.A.N., Inc., and beyond.