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In the news: Natalie Martinez

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In the news: Natalie Martinez
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Girls Inc. of Boston and Lynn has announced the appointment of Natalie Martinez as its new chief executive officer. Martinez brings extensive experience in nonprofit leadership and a deep commitment to empowering young women and girls. She joins Girls Inc. from Strong Women, Strong Girls, where she served as a dedicated advocate for girls’ education and empowerment.

Siobhan Kelly, chair of the board of Girls Inc. of Boston and Lynn, expressed enthusiasm about the appointment. “We are thrilled to welcome Natalie Martinez as our new CEO,” Kelly said. “Natalie’s proven leadership and passion for advancing opportunities for girls and young women aligns perfectly with Girls Inc.’s mission. Her strategic vision and dedication to equity and inclusion will guide us as we continue to empower girls to be strong, smart, and bold.”

Martinez said, “I am honored and delighted to join Girls Inc. of Boston and Lynn — an organization whose mission resonates with my own deepest values. Girls Inc. has a long-standing legacy of empowering girls to break barriers and achieve their full potential. As CEO, I am committed to building upon this legacy and working collaboratively with the Girls Inc. team to create transformative opportunities for girls in Boston, Lynn and beyond.”

Melanie Drayton, board member and chair of the search committee, said, “Throughout the search process, Natalie stood out for her unwavering commitment to the empowerment of girls and her innovative approach to nonprofit leadership,” she said. “We are confident that Natalie’s leadership will propel Girls Inc. to new heights of impact and effectiveness.”

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