Executive Director and Founder of Yes She Can Announces Retirement and Replacement Efforts
It is with deep emotions that Marjorie Madfis announces her retirement as Executive Director of Yes She Can Inc., effective March 31, 2022. The Board of Directors has begun the process of seeking candidates for a seamless transition to a new Executive Director.
Marjorie Madfis founded Yes She Can in 2013 and served in the role of Executive Director for nine years while also serving as President of the Board of Directors. Yes She Can focuses on the underserved teen girls and young women with autism and learning disabilities who want to develop the essential skills needed in the workplace. In its nine years, Yes She Can has helped 50 young women learn core business skills and workplace social skills to prepare for employment and greater independence.
Yes She Can is now a mature organization with established and proven programs and a comprehensive curriculum for training. The organization has a skilled staff and a strong board of directors who provide strategic oversight. After her retirement, Marjorie will remain on the Board of Directors to help guide the strategy to serve even greater numbers of young women who want to pursue employment.
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Marjorie Madfis founded Yes She Can in 2013. Motivated by her then-teenage daughter’s unmet needs to prepare for adulthood, she created a business plan and incorporated Yes She Can as a not-for-profit organization with its mission to address the 80% unemployment rate of autistic adults.
Marjorie recognized that to learn skills, her daughter and other young women needed an immersive and interactive experience. Marjorie created a resale boutique for American Girl dolls to enable these young women to learn core business skills and workplace social skills. Along with her daughter, five other young women who wanted to work joined the Yes She Can first cohort. A social worker and psychologist joined in the effort and within a few months, Yes She Can was ready to open its first retail space, selling American Girl merchandise. The concept took off and by 2014 Yes She Can established its current White Plains store. Since 2016, Yes She Can has hired Boutique Managers, Work Skills Coaches, and a Director of Training Programs.
Today Yes She Can has a staff of nine and several volunteers that contribute greatly to the success of the organization. The best evidence of Yes She Can’s success however is in the form of its graduates who have moved on to employment and independent living.