Lynne S. Brandon, Ph.D.

Chief Financial Officer, Victory Programs Inc., Boston, Massachusetts

As a patron of New Words for the last 25 years, I have relied on the bookstore to provide a wide variety of feminist and women’s resources, whether in printed word, audio, spoken word, video, or performances. New Words continuously has evolved organizationally, always with an eye to supporting both near and far communities and their changing needs. The development of CNW expands this capability for organizational change; the involvement of long-term supporters, employees and board members means that the “core competencies” necessary to success are already in place and active. While the interim “drought” will be hard to suffer, I look forward to the new incarnation of this dynamic community and intellectual center, and the ways in which we will mutually support each other.