In this bonus episode, we are so excited to welcome Brenda Safford! In addition to Brenda’s amazing bio, her work to empower women is a true testament of how she shares her light.

**There are a few sound glitches throughout this episode, thank you again for your patience, we are working on this issue!**

Brenda is currently a Tenured Professor at Quinsigamond Community College.  Before accepting this appointment, she served as a Coordinator of Admissions and was an Adjunct Faculty at the college for more than nine years.  Previously, Brenda worked at YWCA of Central Massachusetts as the agency’s first Director of Women’s Economic Empowerment where she oversaw programing that empowered women to achieve economic independence.  Previously she served as the Director of Multicultural Affairs at Assumption College.  Brenda is active volunteer having served on the board of directors YWCA, Worcester Youth Center, Board of Trustees at QCC, President, League of Women Voters Worcester and serves on the League of Women Voters state board of directors.  She also recipient of numerous awards for her community service and leadership including the National Institute for Staff & Organizational Development (NISOD) for Teaching Excellence, Commonwealth Citation for Outstanding Performance, YWCA’s Katharine F. Erskine Award, Community Build Youth Institute Volunteer Award, Girl Scouts of Central/Western Mass Women of Distinction Award, YMCA Minority Achiever, City of Worcester Advisory Board for Affirmative Action, the Greater Worcester Community Foundation Scholarship Committee and the Regional ACE Inaugural Award. Brenda received her Associate Degree from Quinsigamond Community College and her Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Human Services and Rehabilitation Counseling from Assumption University.