She Says: Real Women, Real Conversations, a program in partnership with the Bender JCC and Jewish Women International (JWI) is a unique program for women to have honest, authentic conversations about relevant issues of today. We believe that when women come together to listen and to share information and experiences, new opportunities and ideas are born. We believe that a forum for women builds community and empowers and fuels personal growth. We believe that showcasing women as leaders, visionaries and innovators catalyzes change and transforms our future.
Three incredible non-profits and the women behind them.
- Amy Goldberg, Executive Director and Co-Founder, The Anchor Fund
Amy Goldberg is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of The Anchor Fund. As the Executive Director, Amy is responsible for the overall management and strategy of the fund. In addition, she manages the day to day operations, strategic development, partnerships, finance, and marketing for the organization.
Prior to founding The Anchor Fund, Amy was a management consultant at several international consulting firms. She was responsible for assessing an organization’s efficiency particularly as relates to its human capital.
She holds a B.S. in Food Systems Management from Syracuse University and an M.B.A in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University. She has held leadership positions as a volunteer at Washington Hebrew Congregation and Sidwell Friends School.
- Dana Marlowe, Executive Director, and Founder, I Support the Girls
Dana Marlowe can turn a moment into a movement. What began with her spontaneous question of “What can I do with my old bras?” led to the creation of I Support the Girls, a non-profit organization that provides a source of dignity, self-esteem, empowerment, and support to marginalized women via the donation of bras and menstrual hygiene products.
As a human rights advocate in the intersections of feminism, menstrual equality, health, and dignity, Dana works tirelessly to better the lives of the most invisible populations. These women and girls are often overlooked by mainstream society. Dana can’t fix the larger societal issues that create insecurity, like homelessness and living paycheck-to-paycheck, but she can combat feelings of worthlessness by encouraging an accommodated period and properly fitting bra.
In her tenure as the Executive Director and Founder at I Support the Girls, Dana has worked behind the scenes and beyond borders, not only facilitating donations, but also visiting countless shelters to connect with women experiencing homelessness, hearing their stories and using these experiences to become a stronger advocate. Read More
- Sara Tennen, Deputy Director, DC Volunteer Lawyers Project
As DCVLP’s Deputy Director, Sara Tennen oversees their Legal Team, including both Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Programs. She leads the volunteer recruiting, law firm outreach, and training efforts. Sara offers technical support on legal issues in each of the practice areas and provides strategic input on our programs and policies.
She started her legal career as a prosecutor with Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in Arizona, where she prosecuted sex crimes against children. Sara later practiced family law in Arizona, Maryland, and the District. Sara has served as a court appointed guardian ad litem on behalf of numerous children in DC Superior Court. Ms. Tennen serves on the Superior Court Domestic Relations Branch Subcommittee and was a member of the Best Practices in Child Testimony Task Force, alongside other legal services providers and Superior Court Judges.
She has extensive litigation experience both inside and outside the courtroom and is a trained mediator and forensic interviewer. She earned her law degree and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University and a B.A. in Psychology and Women’s Studies from the University of Rochester.
She Says is by, for and about women.
Beverages and light food served.
Questions: Please call Jodi Shulimson at 301-348-3769 or email