February 16, 2021
This was written by Maggie Moore, Board Chair and CoFounder of BA Women's Alliance
BA Women's Alliance is thrilled to share news, which while sad for us, is in line with our namesake B.A. Rudolph’s legacy and the core values of the BA Women’s Alliance.
The Biden-Harris Administration has asked Mary Bruce, BA Women’s executive director, to serve as the Associate Director of Volunteer Recruitment Services for the Peace Corps. As a Presidential appointee, Mary will take BA Women’s values to the next level, impacting the lives of over 7,000 Peace Corps volunteers a year. Mary will be transitioning out of her current role to accept this position.
Mary exemplifies a BA Woman. She is fiercely dedicated to justice and radiates B.A.’s devotion to advancing and empowering women. She’s led our organization to have the strongest impact yet (despite the pandemic!), and tackled challenges with humility and tenacity. We are grateful for all she has dedicated to our community. While she is leaving her role as executive director, Mary will always be a member of the BA family.
In 2021—our 10th anniversary year—the BA Women’s Alliance continues to commit to our alumnae and the broader community of BA Women. Political appointments are always incredibly fast-moving and the Biden Harris Administration is moving quicker than any in our nation’s history because the urgent state of our nation demands it. Mary’s transition to her new role will be swift, and in the interim, our Board, Alumnae Council, and staff are hard at work planning a special anniversary year to strengthen, celebrate, and build our community.
Thank you for standing hand-in-hand with us! Most of all, please join us in celebrating Mary and the growth of BA Women’s lasting impact. We know B.A. would be proud!