2014 “She Can” Coaching Scholarship Winners!
The 2014 “She Can” Coaching Scholarship winners will receive a four month coaching package valued over $1000. They were selected by a panel of judges who had a difficult job in picking just three individuals – so many women doing such excellent work were nominated! Resources for all nominees (or anyone looking for career or leadership resources) are available here: Career and Leadership Development Resource Page Congratulations to the 2014 Scholarship Winners! They are:
Sebrina Owens-Wilson has anchored the research for multiple national campaigns during her six and a half years with the Partnership for Working Families. Her research has helped shape organizing strategies, served as the foundation for innovative policy solutions to economic and environmental challenges and opened to the door to building strategic relationships with key allies. Her publications have also helped shape the organization’s position as the national experts on creating family sustaining jobs in the construction and waste and recycling industries. Later this summer, Sebrina is stepping into a new leadership role as the Transit Equity Campaign Director. When she’s not working or engaged in a complicated craft project, Sebrina is busy raising two little boys with her husband Andrew in Centennial, Colorado. Sebrina earned a master’s degree in International Studies at the University of Oregon and a bachelor’s degree from Colorado College.
is the co-founder of Boston Mothers Care, a non profit organization working to eradicate poverty serving children and their families in Haiti and Boston. She was born and raised in Hartford, CT and arrived in Boston 20 years ago to attend Wheelock College. She was the first in her Puerto Rican family to graduate high school and attend college. Once in Boston she fell in love with its neighborhoods and the network of nonprofits. She recently worked as a Project Director for the Boston Redevelopment Authority where she managed the Fairmount Indigo Planning Initiative. For the past 12 years Inés has worked on numerous neighborhood planning initiatives. She was a board member of Sociedad Latina (a youth service agency in Mission Hill), coached for the South End Astros girls softball youth division, served on the Community Advisory Board of WGBH, the South End Lower Roxbury Youth Workers Alliance, and recently served as an advisor to Global Potential. She is passionate about civic engagement, women empowerment, and youth especially in urban neighborhoods of color. Ines is a proud mother of her son 7 year old Jorge Yerden Palmarin. In 1999, Inés received her Masters in City Planning from MIT where she attended on a full scholarship.
Jahmese Myres lives and works in Oakland and is the Senior Research Associate at the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE); working closely with community, labor, and decision makers to win policies that improve job quality and job access for low-income communities and people of color. She also serves on the Oakland Planning Commission. Jahmese holds a B.S. in Economics from Saint Mary’s College and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from U.C. Irvine. Jahmese can ordinarily be found walking her beagle, on the bullhorn at rallies, running (slowly) around Lake Merritt, and having brunch with friends!
Don’t forget to check out the powerful, “Because of Them, We Can”
photo project by Eunique Jones that inspired this scholarship!