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Rhoni Basden

rhoni basden

Executive Director 802-655-8900

Rhoni joined Vermont Works for Women as Executive Director in December 2019. She brings extensive experience as a leader, overseeing programs that promote social and economic opportunities for underserved populations. Rhoni served for seven years as the Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Tennessee Valley, an organization committed to helping girls navigate gender, economic and social barriers in support of a healthy, successful future. There she developed a regional organizational model to help drive program expansion, and strengthened governance and outreach structures that helped increase revenues seven-fold. Her efforts received national recognition and the adoption of these strategies within the entire Girls Inc. network. She is excited to be part of the VWW team, moving more women and girls towards economic stability.

Rhoni is a graduate of the University of San Francisco where she studied Sociology, Law and Society, and spent her early career working in early childhood education and development. She lives in Essex with her husband and two young sons.

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