Angela Glover Blackwell
Founder and CEO, PolicyLink
Angela Glover Blackwell, is chief executive officer of PolicyLink, which she founded in 1999 with a mission of advancing economic and social equity. Under Blackwell’s leadership, PolicyLink has become a leading voice in the movement to use public policy to improve access and opportunity for all low-income people and communities of color, particularly in the areas of health, housing, transportation, education, and infrastructure. Previously, Blackwell served as senior vice president at the Rockefeller Foundation, where she oversaw the foundation’s Domestic and Cultural divisions. As a leading voice in the movement for equity in America, Blackwell is a frequent commentator for some of the nation’s top news organizations, including The Washington Post, Salon, and The Huffington Post. Blackwell is the co-author of the recently published Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America’s Future (W.W. Norton & Co., 2010). Blackwell earned a bachelor’s degree from Howard University, and a law degree from the University of California at Berkeley.