Thank you, Dr. Holder

After 13 years as the Executive Director of the Women’s Initiative for Self Empowerment (WISE), Dr. Wilhelmina Holder retired in January 2018. She first came to WISE when the position for Executive Director opened up in 2004 and saw it as an opportunity to be involved in her community.  “I love education,” says Dr. Holder, “and this was focusing on helping youth and women get educated and empowering them to be successful. That was my goal. I wanted to help other people, so I applied.”

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Mentor Profile: Zang Her

Just like the Girls Getting Ahead in Leadership (GGAL) students, I was once an immigrant so I know how difficult it can be to start life all over again in a new country where you are not familiar with anything and don’t understand the language. WISE’s mission allows me to empower immigrant women and girls to acquire more health knowledge so they can be more aware of the importance of their health.

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