Earlier this year our hermanas at the Black Women’s Health Imperative (the Imperative) – the only organization devoted solely to advancing the health and wellness of America’s 20 million Black women and girls through advocacy and public policy, health education, research, and leadership development – welcomed Linda Goler Blount, MPH as the organization’s new President & CEO. We’re excited that Blount has joined the Imperative, and bid farewell to the organization’s longtime president, Eleanor Hinton Hoytt, who will be sincerely missed.
Blount is a seasoned professional, bringing with her over two decades of experience in strategy, policy, and health. She has worked at both non-profit and for-profit organizations, helping them build their brands and boost results. Prior to joining the Imperative, she held positions at United Way of Greater Atlanta, WFG Equity, American Cancer Society, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
With her leadership skills and passion for health equity, Blount hopes to make a difference the lives of the many people the Imperative serves. She said that she hopes that her work with the Imperative will “empower women, change behavior and conversations, and influence policy makers.” While speaking to leaders from intersecting social justice movements, she extended an invitation for cross-movement building, saying “we have to do this together…the issues are too big. We can’t do it all alone. We have strengths and resources to share.”
The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health familia is thrilled to welcome Blount as the BWHI’s new fierce and fearless leader. We look forward to collaborating on the many important issues that impact women of color in the fight for health equity and reproductive justice.