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Black Women's Panel on Pay Inequity


Join us for an in-depth and timely discussion on the subject of pay inequity for Black women in the US and Canada. Our panel includes Ofronama Biu, author of Race to Lead: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector, Paulette Senior, CEO and President of Canadian Women’s Foundation and is facilitated by Tycely Williams, CFRE, Immediate Past Chair of AFP’s Women’s Impact Initiative.


  • Ofronama Biu

    Ofronama Biu is the Senior Research Associate at the Building Movement Project (BMP). She works on BMP's national projects focused on movement building, service and social change, and leadership, as well as place-based projects in Detroit and New Mexico. She is the author of Race to Lead: Women Of Color In The Nonprofit Sector. In light of the report and the call to remove race- and gender-based barriers in the workforce, Ofronama was named as one of Nonprofit HR’s 2019 Women to Watch.

    Ofronama has more than 10 years of experience in higher education and nonprofit organizations, particularly in career and workforce development. Here experience has included research, project management, program evaluation, partnership building, and direct service to participants and employers. She also co-founded a nonprofit organization that connects youth to media professionals for skills-building, internship, and mentoring opportunities.

    Ofronama is a PhD candidate at the Milano School of Policy, Management, and the Environment at The New School. Her research interests include labor market and workforce development policies and racial and gender stratification. She obtained a BA in Psychology from the NYU College of Arts and Science and an MPA in Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy from the NYU Wagner School of Public Service.

  • Paulette Senior

    Paulette Senior, CEO and President, Canadian Women's Foundation, has devoted her life and career to breaking down systemic barriers and building up diverse women and girls. Her personal experience immigrating to Canada from Jamaica as a young girl ignited her interest in social justi,ce and helped make her the dynamic, grounded leader she is today.

    Paulette’s career began in social services in some of Toronto’s most underserved neighbourhoods. She witnessed the need for systemic change and learned the power of putting the voices of women and equity-seeking communities first. She became known for her excellence in shelter, employment, and housing service provision, as well as for her intersectional approach to advocacy. She has earned numerous awards and has become one of the most respected women leaders in Canada.

    In 2016, Paulette joined the Canadian Women’s Foundation as President and CEO after a decade serving as CEO of YWCA Canada. She is a sought-after thought-leader on numerous issues including gender equity and gender-based violence; women’s poverty and the wage gap; girls’ empowerment; and leadership. Her focus at the Foundation is to bolster an inclusive national movement for all women, girls, and communities across Canada.

  • Tycely Williams

    Tycely Williams has inspired individuals and institutions to invest more than $100 million dollars in charitable causes. Over the past 23 years, Tycely advanced philanthropy as vice president of development of YWCA USA, as the chief development officer for the American Red Cross National Capital Region, an association director of major gifts for the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, a director of development for two health and human services organizations, the artistic director of two community-based dance studios, and the executive director for a nonprofit organization founded by a Fortune 500 company.

    A cum laude graduate of Wake Forest University, Williams holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication with distinguished departmental honors and a minor in Journalism. Tycely possesses an Executive Masters in Leadership from The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.
    In her spare time, she chairs the Board of Trustees for Monument Academy Public Charter School and volunteers with numerous youth-serving organizations. A joyful divorcée, Tycely enjoys traveling, crashing charitable fundraising galas, taste-testing fried green tomatoes and conversing with values-driven leaders in preparation for her first book.  You can follow Tycely’s take on youth engagement, voluntarism, and charitable fundraising on Twitter via @Tycely.

August 13, 2020
Thu 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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