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Analiza Wolf

Founder, CEO, Women of Color Rise

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Location: New York, NY
Start Year: 2024
TRHT Pillar: Racial Healing and Relationship Building


Analiza’s life’s work is to create a world that facilitates our shared humanity, wellbeing, and freedom. She has spent the bulk of her 25 years in education, building and leading schools for low-income students of color, so that they can see their inherent beauty and genius. As the CEO of Neighborhood Charter Schools, Analiza led 200-plus staff and 1,200 students where they centered DEI. In recent years, her DEI work has evolved as a community facilitator and leadership design consultant. Transitioning into community facilitation and leadership design consulting, she now specializes in bringing diverse groups together—spanning sectors, generations, races, political backgrounds, economics, and identities. Through retreats, workshops, and forums, she creates spaces for experimentation, connection, rest, and collective discovery toward freedom.

Her approach emphasizes turning disagreements into relationship-strengthening opportunities, shifting from struggle to dreaming, and fostering collaboration over siloed efforts. Collaborating with organizations like AARP, Analiza facilitates community members in advocating for elderly rights. Engaging in voter education, they’ve successfully connected with New York politicians to influence just legislation, such as lowering drug prices. With the Jeremiah Program, she empowers single, low-income moms through group cohort programs, supporting their pursuit of education, housing, and child welfare. Additionally, with the Pahara program, she guides educational leaders nationwide in forming multiracial coalitions to transform institutionalized educational systems, ensuring the thriving of all children.

Future Focus

Analiza is currently working on a cross-racial coalition project to support leaders in education. She is also working on a leadership program for women leaders of color to ascend to top seats in their organizations and create more equitable workplaces and a more equitable world.

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