Jamia Wilson has joined the Feminist Press as executive director and publisher. With the appointment, she becomes both the youngest director in the 47-year history of the press, and the first woman of color to head the organization. She succeeds Jennifer Baumgardner, who ended her four-year tenure in May.
Before joining the press, Wilson served as executive director of Women, Action & the Media, a nonprofit dedicated to creating gender equality in media. Wilson's career also includes serving as a TED Prize Storyteller and as v-p of programs at Women’s Media Center.
“I can’t think of a more perfect leader to take the press, with its gifted staff, into its bright future,” said Baumgardner.
Florence Howe, who founded the Feminist Press in 1970, said: “Wilson is more than an activist, she’s a movement maker, and I’m immensely proud to see her take the helm of the press as our fifth director.”