Melanie L. Campbell is the president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) Public Policy Network. Known for her unique ability to build powerful coalitions, Campbell has fought for civil, youth, and women’s rights for over 20 years. Campbell is recognized as one of the hardest working leaders in today’s civil rights, women’s rights, and social justice movements, as well as a veteran at leading, organizing, and managing highly successful multi-million dollar civic engagement, civil rights, and issue-based campaigns.
As convener of BWR, Campbell unites women from diverse backgrounds to advocate for policies that empower women and girls of color to lead healthier, wealthier, and wiser lives. Campbell spearheads efforts to promote Black women appointments to high-level positions in federal government, including encouraging the appointment of several Black women to key positions in the Obama Administration.
Campbell is regularly featured on radio, TV, and print media and is a contributing writer for a wide variety of outlets. She has received numerous awards for outstanding leadership and women’s empowerment. The Mims, Florida native is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and many other civic and community-based organizations.