The mission of the Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation is to give young women guidance, mentorship, and a path by which to maximize their potential, professionally and personally, thus serving as an example to others.
Why was the foundation created?
A need to provide encouragement to young women in Southeast Georgia was identified by a group of community leaders in Statesboro, Georgia in August, 2014. This Foundation is named for Lynda Brannen Williamson. Her story is one of a pioneer and civic leader. For over 30 years, she has been an example of selfless service, devotion to family, her church and her community, has broken professional barriers for women with respect, honor and humility. This Foundation serves to celebrate, honor and reward those young women of like mind and spirit who want to make their community a better place.
Paying it Forward
Using servant leadership principles, we define “Pay It Forward” as the main goal.
Through the Foundation, we will establish a formal mentorship program for women in their early 20’s (and beyond) with corporate “like” training in the areas of:
Organization and creativity management
Stress and Time Management
Resume Building and Writing
Personal Tutoring for Career Advancement
Presentation Skills/Speech Preparation
Looking Ahead: What we envision our organization to look like in 25 years…
“It is 2039 and women are connected globally through relationships and resources fostered by a formal mentoring network. This is a multi-generational concept that gives women the confidence and support to pursue their dreams. Servant leadership remains the primary goal and looks like a circle of hourglasses symbolizing a pyramid effect similar to a strand of DNA. We are all pearls on a chain.” – Lynda Williamson