Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat is the President and CEO of Washington Area Women’s Foundation, a public foundation dedicated to mobilizing the community to ensure that economically vulnerable women and girls in the Washington, DC metropolitan region have the resources they need to thrive. Jennifer has devoted her entire career to improving the lives of low-income and underserved women and girls. Jennifer joined the Foundation in 2008, providing strategic guidance while leading the program, development, and communications functions. In 2013, her efforts were recognized by Capital One and the Washington Mystics when she was named a “Community Champion.” In 2015, Jennifer was named as one of Washington Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” and featured as a Washington Business Journal “Power 100 Honoree.” The Washington, DC chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals also named Jennifer an “Outstanding Diversity Leader.” Under Jennifer’s leadership, The Women’s Foundation was honored with Leadership Greater Washington’s “2016 Outstanding Community Partner” award. She resides in Northern Virginia with her husband and two daughters.
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