President/CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, convener, Black Women’s Roundtable
Melanie Campbell is president/CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, convener, Black Women’s Roundtable. Campbell is recognized as one of the hardest working servant leaders in today’s Civil Rights, Women’s Rights, Voting Rights and Social Justice Movement. Campbell has served as an advisor to U. S. presidents & vice presidents, congressional members, corporate, labor, non-profit executives, philanthropists, faith leaders and others---on critical issues and public policy impacting Black America, with a core focus on Black women and families.
Campbell is currently leading the Black Women and Allies Call to Action Campaign, in partnership with National Council of Negro Women and over 60 other national and state-based organizations that launched in July 2021—to advocate for federal voting rights reform, economic justice, women’s rights; and most recently supporting the nomination of the first Black woman to serve on the U. S. Supreme Court.
She serves on the Goldman Sachs 1 Million Black Women Initiative’s Advisory Council, Sephora Racial Equity Advisory Council, Lyft Safety Advisory Council, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s National Social Action Commission, Chairwoman of the Board of Sisters Lead, Sisters Vote and board member for Family Values @ Work Action. She was featured in the Washingtonian as one of Washington DC’s Most Influential People in 2021 and recently featured in Times Square by Sephora for Black History Month in February 2022.
Campbell is a veteran coalition builder and is highly successful in leading multi-million dollar civic engagement, women’s economic empowerment and youth civic leadership development campaigns. Campbell releases an annual Black Women’s Roundtable Report on the status of Black women and hosts an Annual BWR Women of Power National Summit during Women’s History Month. She is regularly featured on MSNBC, CNN, Black News Channel, #RolandMartinUnfiltered, ESSENCE, Washington Post, USA Today, The 19 th, Washington Informer and other media outlets.
Campbell is a native of Mims, Florida, holds a B.A. in Business Administration & Finance from Clark Atlanta University, a certificate in non-profit executive management, Georgetown University. She is a member of the Inaugural Class of Progressive Women’s Voices, Women’s Media Center and resident fellow alumni, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Institute of Politics, Harvard University.