Josephine Kalipeni

Deputy Director, Family Values @ Work

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Born in Malawi, Josephine has seen inequities in one of the poorest countries in the world and in one of the richest. As a social worker, she saw firsthand the systemic challenges families experienced. As a result, she’s committed to transforming systems and policies, including dismantling racism and toxic narratives of individualism, scarcity and “the deserving.” She leads with the belief that those most impacted by the problems are closest to the solutions, and has worked in policy advocacy, organizing, and strategy development for two decades, centering those most marginalized because that’s how we’ll get to an economy that works for all of us. She holds a Bachelor’s in Sociology and Political Science and a Master’s in Social Justice and Community Development. She is a connector that catches a vision and executes it. Her life banners are joy and truth centered in prayer and fasting. She is loved by her Mother, is the oldest of six, a novice gardener, and enjoys a glass of wine with friends. 

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