Kathleen Thurmond

Kathleen Thurmond, MSW, MBA, Chairperson of the Board of Directors, brings more than 20 years of executive experience in corporate and non-profit management. As a seasoned professional with both an MBA and MSW, combined with expertise in business and non-profit organizations she facilitates change at a systemic level. She works with CEO’s and Executives to recognize the underlying issues of what’s not working in their business and/or leadership, enabling them to find new strategies and solutions. We live in a time where true solutions reside in a different realm than the arenas we’ve focused on in the past. Kathleen also consults with family businesses regarding issues of succession planning and family dynamics. She has always been a passionate advocate for women and girls with a focus on social justice, equality and reproductive health.

Kathleen spent 12 years as the CEO of a mid-market business in Southern California and 15 years in non-profit management. She also served as President of the Board of NAWBO-SFBA (National Association of Women Business Owners), Treasurer on the Board of California Common Cause, as a senior advisor and Chair of Alliance for Girls Advisory Board, member of NARAL Leadership Council and as a board member of Girls Inc. Kathleen holds a graduate certificate in Environmental Business from Presidio Graduate School, an MBA from the University of Southern California, an MSW from Washington University, and a BA from Southern Methodist University.

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