Bonita Fahy Director of Career Services for Goodwill, and Owner and CEO of GLOW LV Consulting Firm- (Great Leaders Of Workforce) where she serves as a Workforce Development and Nonprofit Consultant.
She humbly serves as a mentor and advocate. She volunteers her time and is a published author, advocate, mentor, community change agent and professional speaker. Bonita believes that “Consciousness Leads to Change.” A native of Milwaukee, WI, she earned her HSED in 2002 while an inmate at Tycheedah Correctional Institution. Upon receiving her HSED, her scores qualified for national recognition and she was selected as the class valedictorian.
Her release in 2004 launched her educational journey. In 2014 she earned her Master’s Degree in Organizational Management and Leadership with an emphasis in nonprofit from Springfield College.
Based on life experiences and a deep passion to affect change, Bonita wanted a fulfilling career. In 2011 life unexpectedly lead her to apply as a Career Coach with a local nonprofit workforce agency. In 2014, she was asked to apply for a Program Manager position at a federal agency that received WIOA title I funding from the local workforce board. This opportunity allowed her to open the states’ first Youth One-Stop. The program was so successful it received national recognition and three promising practices.
The next leg of her professional journey was with the Las Vegas Clark County Library District. She was hired to be the Program Supervisor for the WIOA title II Adult Education program. This position opened unexpected opportunities. While working in conjunction with existing staff, the libraries partnered with the local workforce board to place One-Stop sites in libraries.
The workforce board awarded KRA a contract to be the first One-Stop Operator for Southern Nevada. KRA was in search of some one local to assist in the opening and transition of a more synchronized delivery system. With the full support of the library, Bonita applied and was selected to be the Director of One-Stop Operations. While in this role the Operator team received twelve promising practices in a little over a year. With a broken heart, Bonita left KRA. She now has found renewed joy serving at Goodwill of Southern Nevada as Director of Career Services.
Since her release in 2004 she has volunteered over 500 hours and continues to be an agent for change in her community by speaking across the country on re-entry, family reunification, and other issues that affect women offenders.
In her spare time, She enjoys reading, travel, and spending time in her community.
International Society of Female Professionals Member, Bonita Fahy, can be found on the Association Directory, where she is looking forward to networking with you.