2018 Women in Business - Bernice Edwards (First State CAA Executive Director)

Congratulations Mrs. Bernice Edwards! 2018 Women In Business Honoree

Forty-one, incredible women executives and entrepreneurs were recently honored by the Delaware Today and Delaware Business Times. Among those recognized was First State's very own executive director, Mrs. Bernice Edwards. With over four decades in the nonprofit sector, Mrs. Edwards has demonstrated great passion for leading and commitment to helping underserved communities. Delaware Today- During her 40-year tenure at First State, Bernice M. Edwards has held a lot of positions. Her first, though, was as a neighborhood youth worker, helping individuals who dropped out of high school and wanted to earn their GED. First State is one of Delaware's leading anti-poverty human service organizations, and this program is just one of a lengthy list of services offered. Edwards is responsible for overseeing them all as executive director, but she's used to juggling a lot. When she was 38, she decided to go back to college while also working full time and raising two kids with her husband. "I feel successful when I am doing something that I enjoy," she says. "It's more about creating partnerships and reaching people so I know I have built a life I’m proud to live."

Read about Bernice Edwards in DelawareToday, December 2018 edition.

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