The Center for Women’s Executive Director Jennet Robinson Alterman has resigned from her top spot with the organization. She’ll remain in her position through May, according to a press release.

“I have had the best job in Charleston for 12 years, and I will miss the day to day excitement of our programs and support services. My colleagues have been the most creative committed individuals I have ever worked with professionally,” stated Alterman in a press release. “I’ve met thousands of women over the years, and I will continue to support our cause by working with other communities who want to establish centers to empower women economically and promote leadership development.”

The organization’s mission had recently shifted from program-based initiatives to a cause-based organization, but Center for Women officials said her decision to step down has nothing to do with the changes in the last few months. “Jennet supports the Center’s direction 100%. Her resignation was a personal choice and we know she’ll continue to support the Center’s efforts in the community,” the press release stated.

Center for Women officials said Alterman is leaving to pursue a new direction in her career and she will be working with other communities to assist them in setting up centers for women.

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