Monica speaks to Diane Peabody Straw who is the Executive Director of The Women’s Museum of California (www.womensmuseumca.org) and will present the 2018 Women’s International Film Festival San Diego from April 13 to 15, 2018. This annual event was created to celebrate women’s stories and experiences through film, giving them a powerful platform to showcase their work.
Diane had a passion for nonprofit work from early in her career, focusing on an international nonprofit that provided medical aid and career training to women and children in developing nations. She has since been involved in fundraising, event planning, communications, and volunteer management for political campaigns, associations, government, and nonprofits. After serving on the Museum Board for a year, Diane was the Museum’s Director of Development, and then Executive Director. Under her leadership, the museum has increased the annual budget, increased programming, membership, and admissions.