By Wendy Bowman, Modern Luxury
December 31, 2018
After 14 years as executive director of Susan G. Komen Orange County (komenoc.org), Lisa Wolter has passed the torch to nonprofit vet Megan Klink. Most recently director of strategic engagement and custom services for New York-based Story Corps, Klink hopes to continue her predecessor’s goal of eliminating breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. Here, the two women discuss the past, present and future.
Lisa Wolter: In my early career as a newspaper reporter, I became concerned about social issues and inequalities affecting women, so I used my writing and interviewing skills to raise funds to open a shelter for battered women. How did you first develop a passion for the industry?
Megan Klink: I came to the nonprofit world three years after completing my undergraduate degree. I had been working in luxury retail sales and management for St. John Knits and Giorgio Armani. I learned a lot but realized I wanted to make a larger impact in my community. I was able to leverage my customer service skills and fashion expertise into my first nonprofit job at Working Wardrobes. My first role was running the client wardrobe department.
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