Wakinya Clanton '08 Tapped to Lead NOBEL Women
Legislative Organization Nabs Emerging Talent for Executive Director Position
Washington, DC-Canton, Mississippi native, Ms. Waikinya Clanton has elevated to become one of Washington's youngest women to watch. With several years of Capitol Hill experience, Clanton has been tasked to serve as the Executive Director of the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (NOBEL-Women).
During her time in the Metropolitan area, Clanton has successfully and methodically navigated Washington power circles, establishing immediate rapport among some of the areas heaviest hitters.
Over the years, Clanton has been named as an emerging leader by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, profiled in the National Journal, co-authored articles for Politico365.com and named as a Capital Cause Featured Young Philanthropist. She brings to the NOBEL-Women establishment a wealth of knowledge and expertise.
Prior to joining the NOBEL-Women organization, Clanton previously worked for the United States House of Representatives in the office of Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (MS-2) and served as the President of the Congressional Black Associates (CBA), coordinator of the Deltas on the Hill (DOTH) network and member of the African American Women on the Hill Network (AAWHN). She is a graduate of Tougaloo College, where she majored in...
NOBEL-Women is a non-profit, non-partisan national organization originally established in 1985 to increase and promote the presence of black women in government. NOBEL-Women is composed primarily of current and former black women legislators, in addition to a number of appointed officials. In recent years, NOBEL-Women have expanded its vision to serve as a global voice to address the countless issues affecting the lives of women; despite race, class or orientation.
From its inception, this organization has inspired women to take an active role in public policy and has served as a catalyst to provide economic and social justice for all classes and races of people.
To learn more about NOBEL-Women please visit www.nobel-women.org.