Speaker Bio

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Melanie Campbell
President and CEO/National Coalition on Black Civil Participation

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.