Jannette Taylor is the President and CEO of the Women’s Center for Advancement. In the show Taylor talks about a lifelong commitment to working with marginalized youth, including founding a gang intervention and prevention program, and the work of the Women’s Center for Advancement supporting people experiencing sexual assault, domestic violence, and trafficking. Taylor also shares how this work has not been without her own personal loss, tragedy, and burnout, but how ambition, naiveté, and hopefulness for humanity spur her on.
Jannette Taylor is a native of Omaha, Nebraska. As well as leading the Women’s Center for Advancement she is also the owner of Social Impact Outliers, a consulting firm working with businesses, universities and nonprofits throughout the Midwest and South Florida on capacity building, leadership development, fundraising and capital campaigns. Prior to returning to Omaha, Taylor served as the CEO of the United Way in Kansas and ran an international nonprofit in Florida that built schools in developing nations. Taylor has long had a passion for working with marginalized youth in the community. Among many endeavors serving that passion, in 2009, she founded a community based nonprofit, Impact One Community Connection, a gang intervention and prevention program serving youth and young adults. Mayor Jim Suttle declared December 5th “Jannette Taylor Day” for her work with youth development and community service.