BOSTON— YWCA Boston President and CEO Beth Chandler was a professional athlete, a basketball player in college and also played basketball in Europe professionally. Today, she and her organization help individuals and organizations change policies, practices, attitudes, and behaviors with the goal of creating more inclusive environments where women, people of color, and especially women of color can succeed.
In an exclusive video interview with Chai With Manju, she talks about leadership qualities, how her childhood shaped her values and the best advice she received.
To watch the full interview, please click here, or on the image below.
Ms. Chandler joined YW Boston in November 2012, with more than 20 years of experience in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors. In August 2018, she was appointed President & CEO. Her breadth of work experience encompasses program development, delivery and evaluation, business development, and operations.
Prior to working at YW Boston, Ms. Chandler served as vice president at the Achievement Network, a national non-profit dedicated to helping urban public and charter schools close the achievement gap.
She also held positions at Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation, the largest funding source for civil legal aid programs in the Commonwealth and Neighborworks America, one of the country’s preeminent leaders in affordable housing and community development.
Ms. Chandler also worked as a corporate banking associate with Bank of America in corporate banking and began her career as a research and evaluation analyst with the Urban Institute.
Currently, Ms. Chandler serves on the Eastern Bank Board of Advisors, The Museum of Fine Arts Board of Advisors, TSNE-MissionWorks Board of Directors, the Women’s Workforce Advisory Council and the Leadership Circle of Hope Central Church.
A former professional basketball player, Beth received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.