Meet Adjoa Asamoah, Prez Biden’s Advisor for Black Engagement
Adjoa B. Asamoah is a seasoned executive, award-winning impact strategist, international influencer, and leading authority on racial equity, with expertise in organizational and leadership development, leveraging cultural intelligence and behavioral psychology to create meaningful systems change.
She was tapped by the Biden-Harris campaign to serve as the National Advisor for Black Engagement and has served as a trusted advisor to numerous federal, state, and local officials. She is highly sought after to develop diverse coalitions, and liaise between political entities, corporations, and civil rights organizations.
As a foremost thought leader and policy architect, she has spearheaded legislative victories to legally establish the nation’s first Office on African American Affairs and to introduce and pass the historic anti-hair discrimination CROWN Act. Ultimately, Adjoa is the go-to change agent to mobilize leaders and communities for thoughtful, collective social and political action.
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Adjoa chairs the Democratic National Committee’s African American Leadership Council and has worked on several bi-partisan initiatives–including training women across the political-ideological spectrum at American University’s Women & Politics Institute. Her cultural capital and influential global network have resulted in her being tapped by media companies like BET and SiriusXM to serve as a guest host, and her work can be viewed on radio, tv, and in print.
She was a teaching assistant at Temple University and served as an adjunct professor at Rowan University. As faculty, she has taught courses in both Psychology and African American Studies departments. She has provided subject matter expertise as an appointee to numerous national commissions, committees, boards, think tanks, and advisory councils for notable organizations, including NAACP, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, and The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Incorporated.
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Adjoa has been appointed by multiple DC superintendents to the federally-mandated State Title I Committee of Practitioners, and she has been elected as chair for four consecutive years. DC’s mayor appointed Adjoa to be her senior policy advisor managing the equity portfolio, and to the Commission on African American Affairs—serving as the highest-ranking elected member.
She earned undergraduate degrees in Psychology and African American Studies, and a master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Temple University; a post-master’s certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from St. Joseph’s University; and she holds multiple licenses, including one as a behavior specialist.
Adjoa was an international student at the University of Ghana and is an alumna of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University. She completed the UPENN Equity Institute for Doctoral Students at the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education and is a doctoral candidate in Leadership (Administration and Policy) at The George Washington University.
Oral Ofori is Founder and Publisher at www.TheAfricanDream.net, a digital storyteller and producer, and also an information and research consultant.