Board of Directors

Victoria_Ferguson-Young_Picture.jpgLetitia Daniels Jackson
Board Chair

Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated successful history of working in the public policy and electoral industry. Skilled in Grassroots Organizing, Authentic Community Engagement, Health Equity, Crisis Communications, Coalition and Capacity Building, Government Relations, Philanthropy, Public Policy Training and Technical Assistance and Strategic Planning.  Strong business development professional with a BBA focused in Finance from Georgia State University.

 


Malika Redmond
Board President, CEO and Cofounder

Malika Redmond is the co-founder and CEO of Women Engaged, an initiative based in Atlanta, GA.  Malika has worked for 20 years both nationally and internationally managing projects that focus on women's human rights, racial justice, and youth empowerment.
Malika holds a BA from Spelman College and MA from Georgia State University.

 


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Victoria Ferguson-Young
Treasurer

Victoria Ferguson-Young is the Project Coordinator for The DeKalb County Ending Abuse in Later Life Project, which works to improve victim services and the systemic response to elder abuse. Victoria has worked in the field of ending domestic violence and violence against women for 9 years.

 


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Christi Ketchum
Secretary

She is the founder of Our Rightful Place, a network for Black Women to come together for positive dialogue, sharing experience/stories, building strong relationships, and creating an open and safe space for Black Women & Girls to become better leaders, mothers, allies, friends and women.

 


M. Bahati Kuumba, PhD
Board Member

Professor of Comparative Women’s Studies and associate director of the Women’s Center, Dr. Kuumba mentors the next generation of scholar-activists.  In addition, she facilitates the Toni Cade Bambara Scholars/Writers/Activism Program and annual conference that engages students from all majors in consciousness-raising lectures, dialogues and projects.

 


Naomi Roth-Guadette
Board Member
 
Seasoned grassroots organizer and a recruiter.  More than 20 years ago, she cut her teeth as a PIRG Organizer and went on to become their National Field Director.  She is the former Executive Director of Green Corps, an environmental organization that trains recent college graduates in a one-year post-graduate program in grassroots community organizing.

 

 


LATEST EVENTS

Celebrating Seven Years - Women Engaged Anniversary Event

Monday, December 06, 2021 at 12:00 PM through December 11, 2021

WE Anniversary Week

 

Join us for a week of exciting events throughout the community and virtually to celebrate our seven-year anniversary! Highlights include a documentary short film screening, virtual panel discussions, a presentation of WE’s impact report, a virtual mayoral candidate forum, a family-friendly fitness class, and even more to be announced. 

You won't want to miss this week of exciting events! RSVP to receive updates on the week's events and learn how you can get involved in the celebration!

December 6th-10th, 2021 

WE RISE

Monday, December 6th, 2021 at 6:00 PM EST:

The WE Rise event will be the official kick-off of our week-long events. Focusing on telling WE’s origin story and journey over the years. Highlighting seven years of success and inspiring viewers to take action!

Join us virtually in celebrating individuals who have made progress on behalf of Black women everywhere.

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WE THRIVE

Tuesday, December 7th, 2021 at 6:00 PM EST:

The WE Thrive event is a virtual family-friendly Fitness Class Presented by Kukuwa fitness (streaming from Ghana). It will be followed by a conversation with Kukuwa (Mother & Daughter team) and Women Engaged CEO Malika Redmond.

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WE FIGHT

Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 at 6:00 PM EST: Join Women Engaged for a Virtual WE Fight Community Conversation being held to discuss reparations, the future of Reproductive Justice, and Black women’s voices within this work. 

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WE VOTE

Thursday, December 9th, 2021 at 6:00 PM EST: The WE Vote event is a Virtual Mayoral Candidate Forum with special guest Maya Rupert. A moderated discussion that gives candidates the opportunity to discuss how their work has and will benefit Black women in Atlanta.

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WE LOVE Anniversary Celebration + Award Ceremony

Friday, December 10th, 2021 at 6:00 PM EST: This event will feature an Awards Ceremony to honor community leaders who embody the mission of Women Engaged. WE also have some exciting local talent joining us! Get ready to dance the night away with Atlanta native DJ P Rock and Mausiki Scales & Common Ground Collective. Refreshments will also be served by Mwaza, an Afrofusion catering service.

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LATEST NEWS

Kyle Rittenhouse’s Acquittal is an Affirmation of an Unjust System

Atlanta, GA -- Today a jury acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse, a white-armed vigilante who murdered two and injured another in August of 2020. Women Engaged CEO, Malika Redmond, MA, released the following statement:  READ MORE »

Women Engaged Announced as Inaugural Grantee in Multi-Million Dollar Initiative for Reparations Advancement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2021 CONTACT: April Avant (202) 280-5224 [email protected]   Women Engaged Announced as Inaugural Grantee in Multi-Million Dollar Initiative for Reparations Advancement  The #Case4Reparations fund aims to support systemic and policy change efforts that return wealth to impacted individuals. READ MORE »

Register to Vote Online/Voting Purges

The Georgia Secretary of State has begun to send notices. Don't get caught slipping and check your voter status today! Have you recently moved or changed your name? Are you recently off papers or 17.5 years old but will be 18 by election day? If so, register today! Follow the... READ MORE »
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