Craig-Oquendo takes reins at Women’s Fund

Natanja Craig-Oquendo is ushering in a new era at the Boston Women’s Fund. The Villa Victoria native and mother of five has dedicated her life to Boston’s grassroots organizations and become the executive director of one of the oldest women-centered organizations in the city.

Craig-Oquendo, 42, said she feels at home in her new role at BWF.

“The further I got along in the interview process, the more real it became, and the more the interview process was run so thoughtfully, the more affirmed I felt in my own vision for what BWF is,” she said in an interview with the Banner.

The BWF was the first women’s foundation in Massachusetts and boasts a diverse group of women leaders of multiple races, backgrounds and economic levels.

Craig-Oquendo, who previously was senior director of grassroots programs at The Boston Foundation, said she is excited to continue a legacy of leadership


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