A Single Goal
Women United members have a single goal: help Rhode Island children become better readers. Our members are passionate, committed, and supportive. We use our resources and expertise to make sure local children have the tools they need to succeed.
Young Minds in Motion
In Fall 2015, the Women’s Leadership Council, now Women United, began a new initiative: Young Minds in Motion. This innovative approach to education gave children exciting, hands-on learning experiences. Since then, Young Minds in Motion has rapidly expanded.
- Executive Committee
Chair: Petra Jenkins
In addition to providing the group's strategic direction and managing events, volunteer activities, and fundraising initiatives, the Executive Committee also works to ensure alignment with United Way of Rhode Island’s mission and strategic goals.
Membership is by invitation only. Members serve a two-year, renewable term, attend meetings, and serve on a subcommittee.
- Membership Committee
Chair: Mary Kay Koreivo
The Membership Committee oversees the annual membership campaign, collaborates on membership focused activities, and welcomes new members.
- Events Committee
Chair: Anne Ciresi
The Events Committee plans events and activities, supports membership goals, and works with United Way staff to manage the group's event calendar.
- Volunteer Engagement Committee
Chair: Maryclaire Knight
The Volunteer Engagement Committee identifies volunteer opportunities that support strategic goals, as well as ensures members are educated about the mission.
Petra Jenkins, General Mills — Chair
Margaret Lawlor Lamb, Bank of America — Vice Chair
Anne M. Ciresi, FM Global
Elizabeth I. Goodermote, Enterprise Holdings
Lisa Goodlin, Department of Human Services
Ann M. Goudreau, FM Global
Lisa Guillette, Foster Forward
Mary Kay Koreivo, Bank of America
Betsey A. Purinton, StrategicPoint Investment Advisors—Vice Chair
Nancy T. Serpa, Sensata Technologies
Pamela Wilde Stenberg, Centreville Bank
Melanie L. Waterman, FM Global
Join a committee
Are you a Women United member who's looking to get more involved? Join a committee; they meet bi-monthly and need volunteers. Contact Anita Oliver for more information.