President & CEO, YWCA South Florida
Kerry-Ann Royes is a mom, businesswoman and a 25-year veteran of the social sector, particularly passionate about social issues affecting women and girls. As CEO of YWCA South Florida, a non-profit organization that seeks to eliminate racism, empower women and stand up for justice, Kerry-Ann brings a wealth of expertise in social justice and innovation, strategic alliances, management and leadership to evolve the social dynamic of the region through the mission of YWCA South Florida.
Now past YWCA South Florida’s 100th year, Kerry-Ann remains committed to carrying out the organization’s mission of rooting out social injustices and addressing all discrimination issues that happen at the intersection of race and gender. She has led the rebrand of YWCA to a regional presence serving both Dade and Broward Counties, the expansion of the board include men for the first time in 100 years, and, the successful mobilization of the largest community-wide movement, called the 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge, in South Florida. Looking forward, she plans to continue expanding the YWCA mission footprint until everyone sees all women, girls, and people of color the way she does: Equal, Powerful and Unstoppable.