Meet the 2024 Cohort

CFW is proud to announce the 2024 Willie’s Warriors Leadership Initiative cohort. The 19 Warriors represent a cross-section of Black women and nonbinary leaders from diverse backgrounds, sectors, and industries. This year, we celebrate over 100 warriors who have gone through the program during what would have been Rev. Barrow’s 100th birthday.

Over eight months, the Warriors will gain a better sense of themselves as leaders and develop skills related to systems change, economic empowerment, communications, and strategic alliances, while building a close-knit support network with their fellow Warriors.

Erika Allen

CEO Strategic Development & Programs, Urban Growers Collective
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Jasmin Brown

Director of People & Strategy, The Uplift Agency
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Ashley Colquitt-Finley

Associate Director, Brand Strategy & Client Services, Brandtrust
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Rashada Dawan

CEO of B. Fli Productions, Inc
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Kim English

Domestic Violence Program Supervisor, MA, CDVP, Metropolitan Family Services Calumet
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Amber Green

Photojournalist, AMG Media LLC
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Alfreda Holloway

Director of Epidemiology, Cook County Department of Public Health
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Erica Hubbard

Director, Chicago Programs, Obama Foundation
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Ashonti Jackson

Regional Council Manager, Birth to Five Illinois
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Keneatha Johnson

Senior Director, Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Illinois Health and Hospital Association
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Shaniqua Jones

Founder of Purple Path and Jones Academy of Excellence
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LaTia Lane

Clinical Director, LCSW, Olive-Harvey College
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Jacque Larry

Manager of Student Programs, Chicago Public Schools
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Kendra Malone

Founder + Equity Practitioner, VIBE Consulting LLC
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Destinee Miguest

Clinical Director of Wellness, City Colleges of Chicago
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Aginah Muhammad

Assistant Vice Provost for Student Success, University of Illinois Chicago
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Jesseca Rhymes

Director of Operations & Development, Share Our Spare
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Paris Thomas

Executive Director, Equal Hope
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Sandria Washington

Director of Engagement and Partnerships, Urban Juncture Foundation
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