WOMEN’S WAY announces the appointment of Myra Brown as Board Chair

December 8, 2022 – WOMEN’S WAY is thrilled to welcome Myra Brown as our new Board Chair. Myra’s leadership comes at a critical point for gender and racial equity following the overturning of Roe v Wade, in addition to ongoing economic inequality, gender-based violence, and leadership gaps faced by women – particularly women of color.

Under Myra’s leadership, WOMEN’S WAY will be strongly positioned to tackle these challenges by breaking down barriers to build a region where all women and girls can thrive.

“I care deeply about gender and racial equity for ALL women. This is the time for change and empowerment. As Chair, I am working with the Board, Staff, Funders, and Community to bridge the divide and dismantle ideas around racism and sexism that have held back women and minorities for too long.”

Myra is the CEO and owner of NWON Opportunities, LLC, a MWBE Certified workforce development, recruitment, and retention management company located in Center City Philadelphia. NWON Opportunities provides work readiness and career preparedness workshops and training to job seekers.

Throughout her long and honored career, Myra has been an advocate for the disenfranchised to gain sustainable and long-term employment. With 34 years of Senior Human Resources and Executive Leadership experience, she has held positions as Director of the Philadelphia branch of CareersUSA; Regional Business Services Director for PA Careerlink; Deputy Executive Director of a local Human Services agency; and Director of Human Resources and Diversity for the Philadelphia Orchestra Association.

Ms. Brown has a certification in Professional Human Resources and is a graduate with several degrees from Temple University. She has been an instrumental member of the Boards of Directors for Girls Rock Philly, The Aids Law Project of Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia International Airport Capacity Enhancement Project. Myra was recently named a 2019 Woman Up and Minority Business Leader of the Year by the Philadelphia Business Journal. She is a Goldman Sachs 10KSB Alumni.

For Myra’s full bio, see here. To learn more about Myra, her passion for economic wealth and pay equity advocacy, and her vision for the future of WOMEN’S WAY, see this “Supporter Spotlight” from last year.

Myra, who joined the WOMEN’S WAY Board of Directors in 2018, succeeds Cynthia Ritter, who served as Board Chair from 2019-2022. We thank Cynthia for her leadership, guidance, and expertise during her time as Board Chair! She will continue to champion our work as a WOMEN’S WAY Board Member. 

To download our press release, click here.