Linda Goler Blount: Championing the Imperative for Black Women’s Health

 

About the #BEENBOSS Series:  In honor of Black History Month, Walker’s Legacy is proud to launch its #BEENBOSS video series designed to take a deeper look into the contributions that Black women have made and continue to make in fields of education, politics, health, and business. Each featured profile draws a connection to historical trailblazers such as Mary Jane McLeod Bethune, Shirley Chisholm, Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner, and Madam C.J. Walker to discuss present-day strategies for success for aspiring and established women.

Black women need to know about access to healthcare because it can save their lives.

Meet Linda Goler Blount, President and Chief Executive Officer, Black Women’s Health Imperative 

Ms. Goler Blount is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction for the Imperative and is responsible for moving the organization forward in its mission to achieve health equity, reproductive and social justice for Black women across the lifespan. Linda discusses the legacy of women like Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner and Mamie Phipps Clark and how they made strides for women in health equity. Mamie Phipps Clark is a noted woman psychologist, best known for her research on race, self-esteem and child development. Her work was critical in the 1954 Brown vs Board of Education case and she was the first black woman to earn a degree from Columbia University.


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Linda Goler Blount, President & Chief Executive Officer, Black Women’s Health Imperative
Linda Goler Blount joined the Black Women’s Health Imperative as President and Chief Executive Officer in February 2014. Linda oversees the strategic direction for the Imperative and is responsible for moving the organization forward in its mission to achieve health equity, reproductive and social justice for Black women across the lifespan. During more than 25 years working in private and non-profit sectors, Linda has provided innovative leadership that deploys an interdisciplinary approach to large-scale challenges. Before joining the Imperative, Linda served as Vice President of Programmatic Impact for the United Way of Greater Atlanta, where she lead transformation in health, income, education and housing stability through place- and population-based work.
Mamie Phipps Clark
Mamie Phipps Clark is a noted woman psychologist, best known for her research on race, self-esteem and child development. Her work alongside her husband, Kenneth Clark, was critical in the 1954 Brown vs Board of Education case and she was the first black woman to earn a degree from Columbia University. In a classic experiment, the Clarks showed black children two dolls that were identical in every way except that one doll was white and one was black. The children were then asked a series of questions including which doll they preferred to play with, which doll was a “nice” doll, which one was a “bad doll,” and which one looked most like the child. The experiment played an important role in the Brown vs. the Board of Education case by demonstrating the harmful effects of segregation on children. The Supreme Court went on to rule that racial segregation in U.S. schools was unconstitutional.

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