WaTasha Barnes Griffin is the YWCA’s Chief Executive Officer. She has been with the YWCA since 2015.
As CEO, Barnes Griffin is responsible for being the advocate for the organization – out in the community talking about the YWCA’s work and being at any table where the issues of women and girls, and their economic empowerment and advancement, are being discussed.
Barnes Griffin said all her community work in recent years has been related to issues that impact women.
“The mission of the YWCA is to eliminate racism and empower women,” she said. “Both of those things are closely aligned with my personal mission, as well. For me, intentionality is important. Anything that I am involved with has to involve women, education or the advancement of women in their lives. ”
Barnes Griffin said her dream for the future of the YWCA is for it to continue to fulfill its mission – being a valuable resource for the community as it has been since 1911.
“We want to make sure our organization, and what we do, continues to serve and to lift and support women and children for another 100-plus years,” she said.