In 2015 Shenée was living in “Military City USA” raising two sons and awaiting the arrival of her first daughter as her husband prepared for deployment to Afghanistan. As she navigated her own peace and security as it related to her personal growth, employment and development of herself and family. She began to deeply consider the meaning of peace, safety and security. The work from the Younger’s Women’s Task Force served as a blueprint.
In 2019 S.H.E. Collective, Inc. was formalized after many years of refining best practices, education and community organizing. S.H.E. Collective, Inc. is a niche organization to shift and challenge how we regard and name peace, safety and security for girls and women. Connecting global United Nations resolutions and sustainable development goals (SDG) to domestic, regional, national, local programs, policies, and practices impacting the personal.
Meet The Team
Spring Experts (Interns)
Bushra Noor. I am a Bengali-American who grew up primarily in Memphis, TN. I am currently an MA student at University College London’s Gender, Education, and International Development program. I am passionate about gender equity in international contexts and have written on the role of educational programming to support women’s goals in the context of South Asia. In my time away from school and work, I like to spend time outdoors, watch movies, and travel!
Grace Kromke and I’m from Wilmington, NC
I’m working for S.H.E. Collective as a program and content development intern. I’m currently a freshman at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying Public Policy and Economics with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies.
Macaiah Robertson. I am an Afro-latina originally from the Bronx, NY, but settled in Wilmington, NC after years of moving with my family. I am currently working with the S.H.E. Collective as a Web and Graphics Subject Matter Expert. I am a Junior, double-majoring in Global Studies and Spanish pursuing a Certificate in Spanish Translation at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Shenée L. Simon, Founder & CEO is an Independent Researcher and visionary, brings high energy and strategic thinking for the inclusion of girls/women and girls/women of color across communities and borders with a deep commitment for peace, safety and security in spaces of living, learning, work, play and praying. She has authored initiatives and policies, created programming centering gender equity and social systems in urban, suburban and rural Virginia, Florida-Orlando, Miami and South Texas. Her personal belief for building peace, collaboration and transformation is "triad transcending engagement” locally, nationally and globally.
She lives out her triad transcending engagement model through service with the Working Group on Girls (Co-Chair & Secretary); United State of Women Ambassador (TN); National Women’s Studies Association (Pop Culture Interest Group Co-Founder). Shenée is a Virginia native and currently calls Kissimmee, FL home with her husband and their two daughters and two sons, proud homeschooling Army family!
Shenée is pursuing her Doctorate in Conflict Analysis and Resolution (Nova Southeastern University). She holds a M.A. in Women and Gender Studies, M.A. in Human Resources Management and Nonprofit Management (Rollins College), a graduate certificate in Public Leadership in conjunction with Elected Officials Protecting America (University of San Francisco). and B.A. in Women's Studies and Leadership Studies (University of Richmond). She is conversant in French.
Women's Public Leadership Network (WPLN), Impact Council Member, 2023
Seeds of Radical Renewal Leadership Program, 2023
Women’s Earth Alliance Accelerator Grassroots Leader, 2022
Truman National Security Project, Member of the Year Texas, 2022
United State of Women Ambassador, 2021-Present
Truman National Security Project Security Fellow, 2021
Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Transformation, Inaugural Pipeline Fellow, 2020