Staff

Malika Redmond, MA
Founding Executive Director

"Malika Redmond is the co-founder and executive director of Women Engaged an initiative based in Atlanta, GA, that works to inspire Black women and young adults to become impactful leaders, key decision-makers and effective agents for social change through voter engagement and reproductive justice advocacy and leadership development.   Malika has worked for 20 years both nationally and internationally managing projects that focus on women's human rights, racial justice, and youth empowerment.  She founded the International Black Youth Summit in 1994, and was one of the youngest national field organizers for the 2004 March for Women’s Lives an event that brought nearly 1 million participants to the national Mall.  

Malika is the proud board Chair of the ProGeorgia Civic Engagement Table and her awards include the 2016 distinguished Rockwood Fellow for Leaders In the Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice field,"Stand Up for Reproductive Justice" award by Feminist Women's Health Center, "Legends in the Making" award by Planned Parenthood, SE, and a nominated "ChangeMaker" for the 2016 United States of Women conference. Her writings are featured in Truthout, PRA, The Women’s Health Activist, and AlterNet.  Malika holds a BA from Spelman College and MA from Georgia State University."


Michelle Wilson, MA
Senior Program Manager

Michelle is a native of Kansas City, Missouri with a passion for social justice and human rights. She was the first woman appointed as Chairwoman of the Kansas City Youth Commission, where she led a team to develop policies to positively impact youth. She ventured to Little Rock, Arkansas where she attended Philander Smith College. She co-founded the first Gay-Straight Alliance at a Historically Black College in the state of Arkansas and worked closely with the Human Rights Campaign to advocate for LGBTQ+ people of color. While in Arkansas, she was appointed to the Arkansas Coalition for Juvenile Justice. She was also a board member of Women Lead Arkansas, an organization geared toward inclusiveness of women in the political engagement.

Michelle coordinated and managed over 28 programs which covered a range of issues in her position with the Social Justice Institute of Philander Smith College. In 2013, Michelle received her BA at Philander Smith College and is completing her MA at Clark Atlanta University in Political Science. Michelle’s passion and work for equal rights makes her ideally suited to contribute to fulfilling the mission of Women Engaged.


 

 

 

 

 


LATEST NEWS

Seven Million Strong Initiative

Founding Executive Director Malika Redmond along with the entire WE team are very proud to be a part of the #7MillionStrong initiative of the Roddenberry Foundation.  Learn how our WE Vote. WE Rise! program continues to build young Black voter participation this year.  https://bit.ly/2WKDUFW READ MORE »

June 2020 Newsletter

Hello Women Engaged Supporters! After I learned of the murder of Rayshard Brooks, 1.5 miles away from my home where I launched Women Engaged (WE) with my dear friend and cofounder Margaret Kargbo, it felt deeply personal.  His murder was captured on video in the parking lot of Wendy’s, one... READ MORE »

May 2020 Newsletter

Photo Credit to Andrea Gamboa, taken 2017. “Don’t Call it a Come Back, WE’ve Been Here for Years!” Hello Supporters of WE! In the words of Hip Hop legend LL Cool J, “Don’t call it a comeback..” Women Engaged has been here for years!  Yet, I am excited to share... READ MORE »
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