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Serena Initiative:


Sophie Green, founder of The Center for Transnational Justice (CTJ) in Washington D.C., reflected on the future of her nonprofit amidst the challenges and changes brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since 1997, CTJ had focused on creating safe communities through grassroots programs, and in 2017, it launched the Serena Initiative (SI) to support women leaders globally. With the pandemic forcing a shift to remote work and halting the SI fellowship program, Green contemplated the adjustments needed to continue achieving CTJ's goals of supporting community resilience and women's leadership, in a world transformed by the pandemic.

How might a nonprofit focused on empowering women leadership adapt its operations and core programming, amidst the uncertainty of a post-pandemic world?


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