Leadership is part of what each and every YWCA does. Here in Central Virginia, we would like to take a moment to thank our Board of Directors, and specifically those women who have agreed to serve as Officers for the 2019-2020 term. For our #wcw/#womencrushwednesday we would like to introduce you to those officers!
Keshia Alexander is in her second year on the Board of Directors, and serves as Secretary! Keshia is a Graduate Transfer Evaluator at Liberty University. Ms. Alexander has been a wonderful asset to the Board of Directors, and we are so thankful for her leadership!
We asked each of our officers a set of questions, and here are Keshia’s answers!
What does the YWCA mean to you?
To me, the YWCA means: safety for a victim and her children, freedom for women to unite together as one, shelter for a homeless family, and diversity for our city.
What motivates you to give back to your community?
Honestly, I give back to the community because there was a time in my life when I needed the communities support to survive. Without non-profit organizations, I would have gone without food and clothes. I give back now because I have the means to do so. Plus, time is free!
How you do empower women and/or promote diversity in your own life?
I empower queens by constantly rooting, cheering, and supporting them. Whether I support monetary or just by sharing their information, they will know that we are running this marathon together. I prefer being a behind the scenes cheerleader but I have learned a simple, “you go girl” or “I see you, sis” can really make a woman’s day.
What song is your favorite empowerment jam!
Don’t Touch My Hair- Solange ft. Sampha
“Don’t touch my pride
They say the glory’s all mine
Don’t test my mouth
They say the truth is my sound …But this HERE is MINE”
What book has meant the most to you in your life?
The book of Ephesians “In Him and through faith in Him we may enter God’s presence with boldness and confidence”