Sadiqa Reynolds is the first woman to hold the title of President and CEO of the Louisville Urban League in the affiliate’s nearly 100-year history. Under her passionate leadership, the League serves 12,000 Kentuckians with a wide range of jobs, justice, education, health and housing programs and initiatives. She is guided by her belief that community empowerment glows from knowledge and employment.
Prior to her appointment, Reynolds served as Chief for Community Building in the Office of the Mayor, helping to create the Office of Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods. She was the first Black woman to serve as District Court Judge for the 30th Judicial Court, the first Black woman Inspector General in the Commonwealth and the first Black woman to clerk for the Kentucky Supreme Court.
As a public defender and as an attorney in private practice, Reynolds fought for the rights of indigent suspects, including those facing the death penalty. She advocated on behalf of abused and neglected children and defended workers' rights in employment cases.