Honoree – Lateefah Simon

MARCH 04, 2020
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
SF War Memorial Green Room | San Francisco, CA

Join Girls Leadership for our 11th Anniversary Celebration to celebrate the impact of honorees Lateefah Simon, Julie Castro Abrams, and Dr. Sarita A. Mohanty. These honorees will thank the people who showed them how to step into their voice, and their power. Join us to celebrate the power of voice!

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Lateefah Simon is the President of Akonadi Foundation, which nurtures movement building to advance racial justice in Oakland. A nationally recognized advocate for civil rights, Lateefah brings over 20 years of executive experience advancing opportunities for communities of color and low-income communities in the Bay Area. Before joining Akonadi, she was Program Director for the San Francisco-based Rosenberg Foundation

Lateefah has received numerous awards for her work, including the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, the Jefferson Award for extraordinary public service, and in 2017 ‘Most Promising New Foundation President’ by Inside Philanthropy. Lateefah was elected to the BART Board of Directors and Gov. Jerry Brown appointed her to the California State University’s Board of Trustees in 2016. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Tipping Point.

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