ACTIVIST AND NATIONAL CO-CHAIR OF THE WOMEN’S MARCH
Tamika Mallory is an American social justice activist, speaker and community organizer. Mallory is the former Executive Director of the National Action Network and is the founder of Mallory Consulting, a strategic planning firm based in New York City. In 2016, Mallory joined the team of activists at the helm of the Women’s March by becoming a National Co-Chair of the historic event which took place on January 21, 2017.
Mallory worked closely with the Obama Administration as an advocate for civil rights issues including equal rights for women, universal health care, an end gun violence, and an end to police misconduct. Tamika has been publicly applauded as “a leader of tomorrow” by Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, Valerie B. Jarrett, and was selected to serve on the transition committee of New York City Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio. She served as a national organizer for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, which drew 300,000, as well as Justice or Else!, where she delivered a national address to over 700,000 attendees. In New York City, Tamika was instrumental in creating the NYC Crisis Management System, an official gun violence prevention program that awards nearly $20 million annually to innovative violence prevention organizations. In 2017, Tamika Mallory made history alongside Linda Sarsour, Carmen Perez, and Bob Bland when she became a National Co-Chair of the historic Women’s March.