Women Leaders Shine
This week we celebrate two incredible women who were honored over the past week for their fierce leadership and vision. Tiana Epps-Johnson and Cristina Jiménez have been important collaborators with WDN through the Reflective Democracy Campaign and the Emergent Fund, respectively.
The Reflective Democracy Campaign worked with the Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL) to produce our landmark studies on the demographics of race, gender, and political power. Tiana Epps-Johnson leads CTCL and is one of 20 civic innovators selected as the first class of Obama Fellows. During her fellowship, Tiana will work on improving voter turnout by training elections officials to better communicate with voters and providing civic information through digital platforms.
Cristina Jiménez leads United We Dream, the largest youth-led immigrant rights organization in the country. She serves on the Emergent Fund Advisory Council and was a featured speaker at the WDN conference in Atlanta. Cristina was just named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2018 for her tireless work fighting for immigrant youth and their families. Cristina was also a 2017 MacArthur Genius Fellow.
Congrats to these two inspiring women!