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Dr Kay Ramsey

 Kay Ramsey, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

We proudly announce the appointment of Dr. Kay Ramsey as the new CEO for Tradeswomen, Inc. Dr. Kay has worked at the intersection of equity, workforce development, social justice, mental health, and diversity for over two decades. Fueled by the commitment to interrupt systemic issues disproportionately impacting marginalized people, Dr. Kay has led organizations to rebuild systems and communities as a transformational leader and visionary. Dr. Kay will continue to further advance the mission and legacy of Tradeswomen, Inc. which celebrated its 43rd anniversary last year with excellence, thoughtfulness, and poise.

For the past decade, Dr. Kay has developed a niche in curating DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) strategies to ensure women and people of color take a seat at the table through creating opportunities for clients to reach their desired level of success. As an award-winning social change agent and published author, she has become a subject matter expert in strategic planning and implementing programmatic best practices on a micro and macro level. This also afforded her the privilege to deliver program grant requirements and implement capacity building projects for California's Departments of Labor and Education and Workforce Development Investment Board. In addition to County Departments of Mental Health and Child and Family Services.

Academically, Dr. Kay Ramsey has earned Master degrees in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, and Business Administration from Pepperdine University. She also successfully completed her Doctorate in Public Policy and Nonprofit Leadership, and Post-Doctoral Certification in Change Management.

As a former foster youth and survivor of adversity, Dr. Kay fully understands the importance of establishing equity, empowering and motivating others to succeed in their careers. She is overjoyed to be appointed the new TWI CEO and firmly believes her faith and perseverance have prepared her to take on this role. Dr. Kay Ramsey  is ready to effect meaningful change for the women and staff she will serve, please join us in welcoming her to the team.