Nefertiri Sickout serves as Senior Vice President for EDI, providing organization-wide leadership to set actionable strategies and measures to further equity, diversity, and inclusion in Share Our Strength’s culture, operations, and outcomes. In partnership with executive leaders, Human Resources, and EDI committees, Nefertiri works to both broaden and deepen the organization’s EDI efforts to better serve all historically marginalized communities and ensure a workplace where all team members learn, advance, and thrive to their fullest potential.
Most recently, Nefertiri served as the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer for the Mayor’s Office, City of Philadelphia, where she established racial equity as an explicit governing principle through which City departments and agencies assessed and improved how their operations impacted all Philadelphians while centering communities living at the margins. 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.
As a longstanding advocate of racial and social justice, Nefertiri brings substantial experience in advancing equitable outcomes for children and families through community-based nonprofit experience and legal advocacy as a former attorney at Pepper Hamilton LLP. Her educational background includes a BA in psychology from Clark Atlanta University; an MA in infant special education from George Washington University; an MA in developmental psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University; and a law degree from Villanova University School of Law.
Nefertiri is looking forward to settling down in the DMV area with her loving partner and spirited daughter.