President & CEO – YW Boston
Beth Chandler joined YW Boston in November 2012, with more than 20 years of experience in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. In August 2018, she was appointed President & CEO. Her breadth of work experience encompasses program development, delivery and evaluation, business development, and operations. As President & CEO of YW Boston, she leads the organization as it strives to build more inclusive environments in the City of Boston through a variety of DE&I services, youth programming, events, and advocacy work. As part of this work, YW Boston’s InclusionBoston program uses a customized and measurable change management process to help partner organizations achieve cultural shifts that support inclusive policies and practices.
Prior to working at YW Boston, Beth served as vice president at the Achievement Network, a national non-profit dedicated to helping urban public and charter schools close the achievement gap. Beth also held positions at Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation, the largest funding source for civil legal aid programs in the Commonwealth and Neighborworks America, one of the country’s preeminent leaders in affordable housing and community development.
Beth also worked as a corporate banking associate with Bank of America before beginning her career track as a research and evaluation analyst with the Urban Institute. Currently, Beth serves on the MA Conference United Church of Christ Board of Directors, the Women’s Workforce Advisory Council and the Leadership Circle of Hope Central Church. A former professional basketball player, Beth received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.