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RELEASE: Nefertiri Sickout Joins Share Our Strength as New Senior Vice President of EDI

Sickout will advance the organizational vision, strategy and framework for the national nonprofit’s equity, diversity and inclusion priorities

Contact: Allison deBrauwere, adebrauwere@strength.org

WASHINGTON (Feb. 22, 2023) – Share Our Strength, a national anti-hunger and poverty organization, has named Nefertiri Sickout as senior vice president of equity, diversity and inclusion. Sickout, who will report to the CEO, will be responsible for developing and executing an enterprise-wide strategy that builds on existing work and ensures EDI is woven into all of the organization’s work, including its award-winning No Kid Hungry campaign.

As part of Share Our Strength’s Executive Leadership Team, Sickout will refine and expand its systems, tools, policies and practices to better serve historically marginalized communities. She will also work with internal stakeholders to foster an equitable, diverse and inclusive workplace for every team member.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Nefertiri into this role, which is vital to Share Our Strength’s mission, core values, and impact,” said Anne Filipic, chief executive officer at Share Our Strength. “As an organization committed to ending hunger and poverty in the U.S. and abroad, issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion are at the forefront of the work we do, and a key component of that is strengthening representation, openness, and inclusivity of our internal workforce and culture. Nefertiri’s deep expertise and compassionate leadership will be key to our success.”

Sickout joins Share Our Strength following her most recent position serving as the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer for the City of Philadelphia’s Office of the Mayor. She established racial equity as an explicit governing principle which guided how City departments and agencies assessed and improved their operations in service of all Philadelphians, especially shifting communities who have historically been at the margins to the center. She also supported the strategic efforts of the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs, Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, and Office of Economic Opportunity.

“I am excited to join the Share Our Strength community; I have long admired the organization’s bold mission and groundbreaking work in support of children and families,” said Nefertiri Sickout, senior vice president of equity, diversity and inclusion at Share Our Strength. “In this role, I am honored to lead our collective efforts to further build and embody a truly equitable and inclusive organization in support of our critical mission.”

As a longstanding advocate of racial and social justice, Sickout brings deep expertise in advancing equitable outcomes for children and families as a community-based nonprofit leader and a former attorney at Pepper Hamilton LLP. Her educational background includes a law degree from Villanova University School of Law; an MA in developmental psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University; an MA in infant special education from George Washington University; and a BA in psychology from Clark Atlanta University. 

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