We are pleased to share that President and CEO Dominique Jordan Turner was featured today in GivingTuesday’s #WomenWhoGive series. Dominique was selected for her leadership in the city of Chicago, through her work with Chicago Scholars and her leadership on the board of the Chicago Public Library and as a co-founder of Black Girls Lead.
When asked about what inspires her to give, Dominique says, “We can’t wait for superman, the President, corporations, or the 1%. Each one of us as an individual has the ability to change the world, but we have to be committed to doing our part.
The city of Chicago is in crisis mode. People are suffering, and we can’t wait for the next hero. We don’t have the luxury to wait for policy to change, legislation to pass, or jobs to come. We all have an obligation to give what we can for the greater good of our community.”
Dominique walks the walk. She left her corporate job to serve in the Peace Corp several years ago and hasn’t looked back since. Now, despite her busy schedule as our President and CEO, she carves out time on her schedule every month to take Chicago Scholars to lunch and to mentor young emerging leaders in the city.
She says, “It is one of my core beliefs that to whom much is given, much is required. It’s a belief that has always been instilled in me. The only reason why I am able to operate in this space and in this capacity is because people have poured into me and I feel that it is my duty to pay it forward.”