Nakisha M. Lewis, Program Officer for Safety at the Ms. Foundation for Women, is a thought leader in the field of philanthropy and specializes in developing grantmaking strategies that address racial and gender inequities. Nakisha is an activist and organizer with Black Lives Matter NYC and a co-creator of Philanthropic Action for Racial Justice, which advocates for investment in Black communities that centers the needs and experiences of Black women, youth and LGBTQ people. Nakisha is the cofounder of the #SheWoke committee which served as the catalyst and inspiration for the first Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls, established in 2016. Her past and present board service includes Resource Generation, Project Hip-Hop, New York Blacks in Philanthropy, and she is a former chair of EPIP’s Boston Chapter.
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