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
- Board Training
- Stress and Time Management
- Etiquette/Soft Skills
- Resume Building and Writing
- Language Exposure
- 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
LBW Foundation, Inc. Awards & Article Features
Four for the Future from Georgia Trend Magazine and the Office of Public Service and Outreach at UGA, March 2016
Innovations in Community Award from the Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, March 2019
Fanning helps women in southeast Georgia grow as leaders (UGA Today)
Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation graduates third cohort class (Statesboro Herald)
Southeast Georgia-based women’s leadership academy graduates second class (Fanning Institute for Leadership Development)
First class of women leaders from Southeast Georgia graduates from UGA program (Archway Partnership News)
A Legacy of Leadership for Women (Statesboro Magazine)
16 women named to inaugural class of the Lynda B. Williamson Women’s Leadership Academy (Statesboro Herald)
MEET THE LBW FOUNDATION, INC. BOARD.
The Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Any donation(s) you may give is tax deductible as allowed by law.