ABOUT SHE CAN WIN

Our Mission Our Vision

Our mission is to recruit, educate, and support women who desire leadership roles in the civic space. Furthermore, to inspire young girls in future generations to soar and reach their full potential. The vision of She Can Win is to create parity in the political realm. We believe that by providing the necessary resources and trainings that we are not only encouraging more women, but are placing more women in elected seats. 

1. A nonpartisan training program that educates women interested in running for office and holding leadership on political campaigns.

2. Through our Political Action Committee. We invest capital in Women of Color’s political campaigns.

3. Advocating for policies that directly affect women of color. We do this by partnering with nonprofits and elected officials to lobby legislation. 

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Jasmine E. Sessoms

Jasmine Sessoms is a civic, philanthropic and political leader in the City of Philadelphia. She is a lifelong Philadelphian with a true passion for The City. Jasmine currently serves as Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Hilco Redevelopment Partners; in this role Jasmine oversees community and government outreach efforts and serves as a key liaison to constituent groups throughout the City of Philadelphia. She uses her deep understanding of the community to build trust and foster collaboration between HRP and the residents, groups and institutions it seeks to work with over the long-term. Early in her tenure at HRP Jasmine worked with the City and the School District of Philadelphia to create the innovative Career Connected Learning Program, that will shape the face of Workforce in Philadelphia for years to come. Jasmine also oversees Hilco Redevelopments Philanthropic efforts, through the Hilco Helps initiatives, which notably during the 2020 Holiday season donated over $1 million of in kind items to Philadelphians in need.

Prior to her position at Hilco, Jasmine served in the President’s Cabinet at the Community College of Philadelphia as the Government Relations Officer. In this role she oversaw community outreach, and government relations on the local, state and federal level. While at Community College of Philadelphia, Jasmine played an intricate role in bringing the Catto Scholarship to fruition; which allows first-time full-time students to attend The College at no cost. Jasmine served as the liaison between The College and The Mayor’s Office, and City Council.

Before joining Academia Jasmine served as the Managing Executive Director of The Fund for Philadelphia, where she oversaw $17 million of grants and awards to deliver on the goals of the Mayor of Philadelphia’s philanthropic priorities.

In 2014 Jasmine founded a non profit organization She Can Win, whose mission is to train and invest in Women, specifically Women of Color to run for office. To date She Can Win has trained over 700 Women throughout the country. Most recently She Can Win hosted a roundtable discussion for Vice President Kamala Harris in Philadelphia. The goal of She Can Win is to create parity in the government.

Jasmine graduated from Morgan State University in 2006 and holds a master’s degree in organizational development and leadership from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She also serves as a commissioner of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on African American Affairs and is Chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus Foundation. She resides in Mt. Airy with her husband Jay, and their 2 daughters Jae Harper and Jace Harley. 

Dominique Goss, MBA

Vice President

Dominique, a native Philadelphian spent her freshman year at Howard University in Washington DC. She later transferred to Temple University where she received her Bachelor's degree and became more acutely aware of urban centers' socioeconomic issues. In college, she noticed poorer communities had fewer resources, like grocery stores, health centers, and quality schools. She now strives towards bridging the gap nationally for communities challenged with deep inequities.

In 2017, Dominique was featured in Generocity's, "12 people of color leading the social impact charge in Philadelphia. Additionally, she was honored as a 2018 Minority Business Leader by the Philadelphia Business Journal. Most recently, The Philadelphia Inquirer awarded Dominique with the 2019 millennial philanthropist of the year, as the next generation of leaders in philanthropy.

Dominique dedicates her time with organizations impacting economic inequality & the racial wealth gap, financial stability, youth empowerment, and arts & culture. She was recently elected to attend the Greater Philadelphia Economy League's 2018 & 2019 Leadership Exchange in Seattle and Philadelphia. She also currently serves as board member, and chair of the Brandywine Health Foundation's Strategic Plan Accountability committee. She's a board member for the Anti-Violence Partnership and serves as Vice President for She Can Win. Lastly, she's an active member with Emerging Practitioner's in Philanthropy and a 2019-2020 Connecting Leaders Fellow with the Association for Black Foundation Executives (ABFE).
When Dominique isn't trying to change the world by building political power in black and brown communities; she enjoys spending time with family, traveling with friends, and catching the newest shows on Netflix. She's an avid dancer, shopper, and food connoisseur!!

SALIMA NICOLE PACE

Secretary/Treasurer

-Secretary-Treasurer and Political Liaison for District 1199C National Union of Hospital and Healthcare Employees the Largest healthcare union in the city of Philadelphia representing close to 13,000 members.

-Board Treasurer/Member of SHE CAN WIN PAC supporting black and brown women running for office in the state of PA.

-Ward Chair and Committee Person for the 51st Ward in the city of Philadelphia.

I started in healthcare at the ground floor as a Dietary Aide and later, as a Certified Nursing assistant and Homecare aide. Over the last 10 years I have worked my way up through Various Healthcare Positions and gained a strong understanding of Politics & Government on all levels. I lead with an Understanding that we must give back and serve our community by providing access through our experiences and allies. Through much effort and family support I have received my BS in Health Administration and a MBA in Strategic Design. I am a Mother, a Labor Leader, and a Community Activist.

Proud recipient of the Woman of Influence Award from the Funtime magazine 2020.

Proud recipient of the City of Philadelphia Next Generation Rising Stars “Moxie Woman” Award in 2017.

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