Malika Redmond, MA
Founding Executive Director
Malika is guiding the mission of Women Engaged to empower women and youth of color to become impactful leaders, key decision-makers and effective agents for social change. A feminist researcher and reproductive justice and human rights advocate, she has worked for more than a decade both nationally and internationally with such organizations as Political Research Associates, Choice USA, National Center for Human Rights Education, and Spelman College Women’s Research and Resource Center, developing and managing projects that focus on reproductive justice and LGBT rights for communities of color.
Malika was one of the youngest national field organizers for the 2004 March for Women’s Lives in Washington, D.C,, an event that brought nearly 1 million participants to the national Mall and is considered one of the largest marches in U.S. history. In 2012, she completed a two-term leadership position as a board member of the National Women’s Health Network. Her writings are featured in RH Reality Check, Truthout, The Women’s Health Activist, and AlterNet. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Spelman College and a master’s degree from Georgia State University in women’s studies.
"Women Engaged allows me to bridge my desire to make substantive change towards health equity, reproductive and racial justice through civic engagement, public policy, and leadership development opportunities for the many communities I hold dear."
Executive Assistant to the Executive Director
Nyima relocated from New York, N.Y. to Atlanta, GA. in June 2017. In 2014, she helped with the opening of a YMCA on the Rockaway Peninsula in New York. As a resident of the "Rockaways" she had a keen understanding of the value community-based organizations bring to neighborhoods. This area was affected greatly by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, and her YMCA branch assisted with community stabilization after the catastrophic storm. During that time, Nyima realized the power of community voice and change. This experience led her to Women Engaged, where she serves as the Executive Assistant to the Executive Director. Nyima brings over a decade of organizational experience from the private and the public sector. Working for Women Engaged has ignited her passion for contributing to civic engagement and reproductive justice.