We are pleased to welcome Anna Lora Taylor, Ph.D., as our first program officer for Women's Fund of East TN. She will be responsible for developing our new network focus along with facilitating the WFET advocacy programs. After an extensive search, we were delighted to find a woman whose background, studies, and relationships throughout our 25-county area, were a perfect match with our mission and position needs.
Anna Lora will support the WFET as we build and fund a strong network of organizations that can work to reduce barriers to “access to education (with mentoring).” Through the new network, WFET seeks to: “Change the current pervasive and discouraging narrative that serves as a barrier to education for low-income women and girls into a cultural mindset that every woman and girl deserves to make the most of herself by taking advantage of opportunities to further her education.”
Anna Lora graduated from the University of Tennessee with