Introducing Aisha Woodruff (she/her), BWF’s Director of Communications! We welcomed Aisha to the team 2 years ago. Her work ensures that we communicate clearly, get the word out about our unique approach to philanthropy, and share stories about the fantastic work our grantee partners are carrying out in their communities.
Swipe through our Q&A with Aisha to get to know her a bit more! What's your background in philanthropy or activism work?
This is my first role inside the philanthropic sector. However, in the last few years in particular, I’ve been involved in a number of musical benefit concerts and releases raising money to support Black trans women in securing safe transportation in NYC, protecting Indigenous land from natural gas pipeline construction in TX, and getting personal protective equipment into prisons at the height of the pandemic.
What's one highlight from your role/time at BWF?
I’m constantly grateful to get to work with such an awesome team of people of color who truly care about each other and how we’re all doing. I feel so genuinely supported and encouraged to be my whole self at work.
What are some fun facts about you?
I make a mean sweet potato pie, and I’ve been playing the violin for over 25 years.
I also love birdwatching and learning bird calls! Not the coolest pastime, I know, but I am fascinated by it.
What's one quote that gives you life?
“You cannot use someone else’s fire. You can only use your own. And in order to do that, you must first be willing to believe that you have it.” — Audre Lorde