Black Women Rising: Tamika D. Mallory

Tamika D. Mallory is an outspoken and multi-faceted woman of many roles.


As a New York City native, mother, advocate, and activist Tamika has used her voice to make several strides in her fight for liberty and equal rights for all. At just 36, she has been recognized as an influential figure and spokesperson for civil rights issues, women’s rights, healthcare, and the fight against gun violence and police misconduct.


Due to her efforts, Tamika has been featured on the 2017 Time 100 Pioneers and Fortune’s 2017 list of the World’s Greatest Leaders, in addition to being recognized as “a leader of tomorrow” by Valerie B. Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama.

Black Women Rising: New York City native, mother, and activist, Tamika Mallory, talks which initiative hits home the most, online activism vs on the ground, her legacy and more!

Today, Tamika travels the world to speak on the pressing issues we face in today’s society and the initiatives that need to be taken to fix those injustices.


She first embarked on her journey as the youngest Executive Director at the National Action Network. Tamika then went on to become a part of NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s transition committee where she contributed to the creation of the official gun violence prevention program, the NYC Crisis Management System, which awards millions of dollars to violence prevention organizations each year. Wanting to further use her unequivocally strong voice to make change, Tamika took a more public standpoint, serving as co-chair for the 2017 Women’s March on Washington and then co-president for the 2019 March.


Tamika has dedicated much of her life to fighting for equal rights and continues to do so as the president of her own firm Mallory Consulting which participates in projects working to improve mass incarceration, gun violence, and police brutality. Furthering her efforts, she also serves as a board member of The Gathering for Justice organization. Tamika Mallory is recognized as an essential and important advocate of equity.


By: Nialani Pringle