Dara Wilk has over twenty eight years of business experience in both the private and public sector. She has been the Development Director at PERIOD since February 2018. She spent much of her career in the non-profit world as a Board of Director as well as President of several boards. In addition, she has done much work in community engagement, marketing, brand and donor communication/engagement, management consulting, cross function management, event planning, partnership strategy and development for Nike and other clients. She began her career in Sales Management in the apparel industry in Los Angeles then moved to Portland Oregon 25 years ago and started at Nike in Marketing. Dara has a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing from McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.
Menstruating since: 1980
School: University of Texas at Austin
Words to live by: “WHO you are is what makes you special. Do not change for anyone. WHAT lies ahead will always be a mystery. Do not be afraid to explore. WHEN life pushes you over, you push back harder, WHERE there are choices to make, make the one you won’t regret. WHY things happen will never be certain. Take it in stride to move forward.”
Menstruation revelation: I had no idea until I met Nadya and supported PERIOD that menstruators could not get products with WIC or other government programs as they are not considered an essential good.
Surprising fact: Learned to play the violin at 1 year old and played until she was 14 years old.
Interests: Running, being outdoors, staying healthy and fit, traveling, spending time with my family and friends.