Each WID member works tirelessly to tell the story of how her organization makes a difference in the world. Member Spotlight gives one of our exceptional professionals a chance to tell her own story, while sharing with the WID community how she and her organization effect change and meet challenges, such as those brought on by the “new normal” of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Carolyn Antonio is a NY/NJ-based writer and non-profit development worker. She has been in the publishing, arts and culture, and non-profit fields for over two decades. Currently, she is serving as Chief Development Officer at Womankind (formerly, New York Asian Women’s Center), a social service and social change agency working with primarily Asian immigrant survivors of gender-based violence. Prior to Womankind, she served as Director of Development and/or development consultant for a number of NYC Asian and non-Asian community nonprofits.  

Carolyn was a founding committee member of FAM (Filipino American Museum) and is a member of Sari-Sari: Women of Color Arts Coup, which implements community-focused arts programming. Carolyn has been involved in Filipino and broader Asian American community organizing, along with a life-long focus on women’s, racial, economic, and social justice issues, especially within communities of color. She is collaborating with two other Filipina writers on a play to be mounted in NYC in Fall 2022 called, “Export Quality: Monologues Drawn from True Stories of Mail-Order Brides from the Philippines.” She strives to be present and is learning to (re)ground herself in nature.

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