The Board

Tyra Wright-Johnson, Founder, President
Tyra launched The Women’s Solo Project to educate women in the community about domestic violence recovery. As a former victim of violence, Tyra knows first-hand the importance of education for empowering women to take control of their lives. Through TWSP, Tyra teaches the signs of domestic violence and strategies for breaking free from it. She brings more than 22 years of experience in marketing, administration, finance, team leadership, management, domestic violence advocacy and correctional system to the administration of TWSP.

Tyra received an A.A.S. in Criminal Justice, a B.A. in Business Management, and a Masters in Psychology. Nominated for the Women’s Way, Powerful Voice Award. She won a Women’s Opportunity Award from Soroptimist International, of which she is a member. She has received certificates in “Domestic Violence Training” from Women Against Abuse, “Parent Educator Ambassador” from the Black Alliance for Educational Options, “Business Management” from Wharton Small Business Center and The Women’s Development Center in Philadelphia. She is also a volunteer with The Career Wardrobe and Green Tree Community Health Foundation. Tyra is active in domestic violence advocacy, motivational speaking and charity event planning.

Board Members

Dr. Wanda Price, Ph.D., Chair, Administrator
Marsha Gauntlett-Kirby, B.A., Marketing & Public Relations

The Board is currently accepting letters of interest for key volunteer leadership positions.

Applications are due Monday, May 23, 2016

The Nominations Committee for The Women’s Solo Project, Inc. is now accepting requests for candidates for positions on our Board of Directors and Assistant.

This year we will have four (5) open positions to fill on our board. While we are open to all candidates, this year we are hoping to fill these positions with:
Familiarity with Domestic Violence Advocacy and prevention principles and Other characteristics that we would strongly consider.

• Organizational development background
• Experience in a non-profit organization
• A community leader involved within the domestic violence community
• Accounting/non-profit finance background
• An attorney with corporate governance, employment experience

We continue to be committed to creating a diverse board that represents our race/ethnic groups and gender.
Board of Directors is a working Board that establishes the policies and helps implement the programs and activities of the organization. Open positions below:

Secretary
Treasurer
Marketing/Public Relations
Grant Writer /Researcher
Social Media Coordinator

Board Expectations:
• Attend 9 out of 12 monthly board meetings
• Participate in an annual planning meeting
• Participate in and/or lead at least one Committee
• Support the organization through attendance at events
• Support TWSPI fundraising efforts at some level
Assistant
• Maintain schedule for President for speaking engagements
• Forwards information by receiving and distributing communications; collecting and e-mailing correspondence; scanning information
• Follow up with request for meetings with President
• Telecommute position
• Requires 5 – 8 hours a week commitment for 6 months
We continue to be committed to creating a diverse board that represents our clients in terms of race/ethnic groups, age and gender. All requests are welcome.
How to Apply:

Candidate application forms are due via e-mail by Monday, May 23, 2016. All candidates should include in your application a phone number and e-mail address, a bio, a statement about why the candidate is interested in joining the Board and team with an explanation of the skills and expertise that the candidate would bring to the Board and organization. Please send completed candidate application forms via e- mail to Tyra Wright-Johnson at twjohnson@thewomenssoloproject.org.

Thank you