Lafayette 148 Celebrates Unordinary Women - Karen-Boykin Towns

A corporate powerhouse and veteran of Fortune 500 companies like Pfizer, the NAACP Vice Chairman - Karen Boykin-Towns has learned to be bold and speak up for change and empowers others to do the same. “Using your voice doesn’t have to be speaking to tens of thousands of folks. It’s about figuring out what’s authentic, and putting that out there,” says Boykin-Towns.

Karen has built a reputation as a visionary and strategic results-driven leader. Being a part of a complex business and government environment, she has demonstrated success in the areas of policy, advocacy, communications, and proactive change management. Since concluding her impressive 22-year career at Pfizer Inc, she now serves as President and CEO of Encore Strategies, LLC.

Karen has joined forces with her organization, to face today’s most pressing issues. “We’ve been looking to meet the moment, helping our leaders in the field address the issues of economic inequality and disparities around COVID.” Through it all, she’s relied on the strength of her friendships and network. “I have hope in our community. Because we’ve stepped up to help others and to band together to get through this.”

“The NAACP is 112 years old, and it is incredible that we are still fighting the fight for justice. These are the issues that my mother and grandmother dealt with. To now help lead, and build a better path is a bit daunting. There has been a lot of hope to look out across America and see people say “enough is enough”. It is empowering, it is refreshing, and a big sigh of relief. I believe that we have more than just a moment, but a movement. I have hope in our community because we have stepped up to help others and to band together to get through this — so I am hopeful.”

Hear more of Karen’s extraordinary story at https://www.lafayette148ny.com/unordinarywomen

--

--

--

Insights from Leaders is a platform where people with a vision can share their ideas and insights.

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

On Choosing My Own Name

The Patriarchy in Your Head

Convincing My Mom to Use a Menstrual Cup

Unborn Baby/Fetus Is Biologically A Body Organ And Should Be Considered An Organ

Work, Work, Work — from a Woman’s POV.

Hormones’ Effect on Creativity

On being a non-technical woman in tech

My Experience Using a Menstrual Cup for the First Time

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Insights from Leaders

Insights from Leaders

Insights from Leaders is a platform where people with a vision can share their ideas and insights.

More from Medium

Welcome To The World Of Secondhand Influncers

4 Tips to Get Started in a Long Distance Moving Project

The Best Accessibility Features You’ve Never Heard Of