About Executive Founder, WfPAC – Yvette W.



Securing an extensive career using skills and education in Women-emphasis or

 other under-served communities in Program Development.


Bachelors of Science – Paralegal Studies, December 1997

Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, Mississippi


Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook; Adobe PageMaker 6.0;

Word-processing, database creation, desktop publishing, creative writing.

* Corporate and government policy adherence through comprehending,

interpreting, and administering.

* Program/Event Development from conception-to-marketing-to-followup.

* Detailed-oriented, results-centered, and flexibility for new tasks.

* Ability to work either in solo or team environments.



Shelby County Historical Commission- August 2011   Encourage the preservation and marking of historic sites in Memphis and Shelby County.

Mississippi University for Women Alumnae Association – January 1997 to April 2004; Active participation on various committees and capacities as needed.

V-Day Memphis- February 2005; Food and Hostess Committee.  February 2008; V-Monologues Reader-performer.

Women’s History Month; LeMoyne-Owen College – (month of March 2000-2005)  Created women-focused activities:  film series, “read-in” chain, and “HerStory” column for campus newspaper, The Magician.  Served on African/African-American Women’s Social Activism Committee.  Assisted on implementation of other AWSAC program activities.   

National Association of University Women – April 2006-2007; Member-at-large.

Tennessee Coalition against Domestic & Sexual Violence – April 2006 to present; Member.

SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective – April 2005 to 2006; Member.

Making Strides against Breast Cancer; American Cancer Society – October 2005, 2007

Drafted and organized worksheet to expedite reference of volunteer participation.  Assisted at event with staff on assigned duties.


 12/2005 – Present           The Warren Household           Cordova, TN

Domestic Social-Civic Manager

* Retained child’s growth and development above national average during first 12 months.

*Responsible for the well-being and development of a minor child from conception through gestation until birth.

Anticipated outcomes by negotiating with partner and unit colleagues on retention and managerial strategies as events occurred.  Used preventive measures regarding individual and community safety as advised and mandated by state and federal laws.  Used creative tactics to cultivate an interest in elementary learning (language, literature, music, geometry, and art).   Initiated and coordinated local and regional tours to introduce awareness and cultural diversity.   Performed daily, weekly, and monthly progress reports.

10/2003 – 6/2005             LeMoyne-Owen College              Memphis, TN

ADCP Special Coordinator – Division of Business & Economic Development

 * Created film series, “read-in” chain, and “HerStory” column in campus newspaper.

*Advisory Committee for AAAWSAS (African/African-American Women’s Social

*Assisted on implementation of other programs.

* Served on Morale Committee.

Served as the primary contact for entry-level consultation to adult students in the Accelerated Degree Completion Program.  Interacted with other campus office to transit current and prospective students’ successful enrollment.  Coordinated the fall and spring orientation sessions and special departmental events such as workshops, seminars, or conferences.  Provided administrative support to the Division Chair as needed.  Drafted, administered, and maintained short-term contracts for adjunct faculty.  Maintained filing system for ADCP personnel and students.

10/2002 – 10/2003         LeMoyne-Owen College            Memphis, TN       

SACS Documents Manager

                 * Served on Morale Committee.

Manage the production of the main and supporting documents for LeMoyne-Owen College’s self-study critical for institutional accreditation.  Having a strong ability to work with various personnel on and off campus in preparing for the April 2003 visit by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools examiners.  Transcribing and editing various manuscripts; organizing, cataloging, and filing documents.

3/2002 – 9/2002        Law Office of Damita Dandridge         Memphis, TN

Legal Assistant       

* Created clientele database for more efficient reference of case activity.

Interviewing clients, scheduling appointments, bookkeeping, drafting legal documents and correspondence, file maintenance, phone and message handling, mail/post sorting.

11/2000 – 10/2001      LeMoyne-Owen College             Memphis, TN

Administrative Assistant — Social & Behavioral Science Division

* Updated daily office operations from six (6) month vacancy.
* Initialized a visual bulletin board to increase campus awareness of gender-related issues locally and internationally.
* Participated by request on committees for core-course revitalization and information systems education.

Giving administrative support to entire Social Science division head and her staff.  Organize curriculum, student/faculty, correspondence, forms, and reports files. Conduct campus mail/delivery routes. Transcribe and produce tests, budgets, and general correspondence for division head and instructors. Inventory of maintenance and in/out coming supplies of office equipment. Field incoming calls. Receive guests and visitors to appropriate division offices.

7/1999 – 11/2000          Office Team, Incorporated             Memphis, TN

Administrative Assistant

* Worked independently.
* Showed initiative by assuming new tasks without instruction.

(VARIED) Administrative support duties as assigned by agency to corporate/professional environments: data entry, drafting/producing general correspondence, mail/post handling, receiving and relaying accurate messages, front desk/lobby reception, and operation of general office machines.   Collaborated and accommodated company staff with services or assistance as requested or needed.

12/1998 – 4/1999        Law Office of Hon. Curtis H. Austin, Sr.   Columbus, MS

Legal Secretary

Transcribed legal documents from longhand drafts.  Collected research from municipal and county records.  File management of clientele.  Drafted office correspondence from dictation.  Screened and fielded incoming calls.

8/1997 – 12/1997       Mississippi School for Math/Science       Columbus, MS

Resident Advisor

* Responsible for security and well being for 10-15 minor-aged female students.
* Retaining confidentiality of severe, sensitive occurrences and/or records.
* Promoted self and community responsibility through campus and state policy administration.
* Supplies inventory and safety-hazard control.

Fostered a community atmosphere in the female dormitory: Organized activities and officiated wing/floor meetings, provided non-biased conflict resolution and decision making; and communicated and cooperated with fellow MSMS staff members.

8/1996 – 4/1997            Student Development – MUW         Columbus, MS

Programs Coordinator/Race Relations Chairperson

* Event-managed through concept, campaign and organize, size of event, venue & schedule, departure, and follow-up.
* Initiated contact and secured prospective guest speakers.
* Campaigned to local community organizations for patronage on campus programs.

Conceived, collaborated, and incorporated events with campus organizations to promote civic and social concerns. Implemented suggestions and ideas for prospective programs to MUW staff in Student Development division.

1/1997 – 4/1997         Steve McEwen, Attorney-at-Law             Columbus, MS

Legal Intern                          

* Completed internship according to university policy in acquiring ABA-approved degree.

* Acquired WestLaw software training.

* Hands-on experience of varied proceedings of a practicing legal office.

Drafting complaints, legal memorandums, and notices of depositions.  Research and collecting litigation support for attorneys from county and campus libraries.  Briefing cases, abstracting depositions, and other duties as assigned.


1 thought on “About Executive Founder, WfPAC – Yvette W.”

  1. Just stopped by to learn a bit more about you. We could certainly use someone with your skills involved with the Women’s Caucus for Art…thanks for popping up and asking about forming a chapter or connecting with us.

    Once again if you would like to be connected with local members or with the VP of your region who is from Georgia…let me know and I can connect you.


    Brenda Oelbaum

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