Chelsea is an activist who has made a name for herself as one of the leading voices in racial justice and digital organising. She is the Co-founder of Freedom March NYC – one of the largest youth-led civil rights organisations in the USA, and a social impact strategist, global speaker and media and tech disruptor. With much experience as a speaker, Chelsea is able to cover topics such as racial justice, women’s leadership, reproductive justice, youth advocacy, climate change and intersectional movement building.
After graduating from Columbia University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Government she started her career as a Public Affairs Intern at the New York State Unified Court System where her work was essential in assisting the Office of Public Affairs to strengthen the relations between the courts and community. She then had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work at The White House under the Obama Presidency on their Domestic Policy Council working on issues surrounding criminal justice, civil rights, and economic mobility. In 2017 Chelsea then became the Programme Coordinator for Unilever where she was integral for strengthening company social initiatives. Chelsea coordinated the leadership pipeline for employees who had just started their career, and she is currently the Principal Consultant for CPM Global.
An ambitious person wanting to expand her reach and raise more attention on racial injustice and the intersectional leadership gap affecting black women, she co-founded Women Everywhere Believe Inc.; an organisation which partners with many international educational institutions and companies to ensure women have the necessary support to become the leaders of tomorrow. In 2020 Chelsea then co-founded Freedom March NYC, a hub for black and Asian women and girls to create social change. Chelsea has a reach of over 1.5 million on social media and has had partnered with some of the biggest brands including Versace, Nike, Puma, Toms, Facebook and the WNBA. Most recently, has featured in the PBS docuseries ‘Making Black America’ and has lent her voice to TV programmes which help to tell the stories of movements and mobilisations in the digital age.
There is no wonder, then, that Chelsea has won numerous awards for her activism work, including becoming one of 12 recipients to receive the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award, named one of 50 most powerful people in Brooklyn, and was honoured as the Voice of Justice on the Oprah Winfrey Network by Vital Voices and NowThisNEXT. No stranger to public speaking, Chelsea has made speeches in front of thousands of people at venues including Madison Square Gardens, Yale University, and the March on Washington. If you are looking for a powerful speaker on racial justice, women’s leadership, and youth advocacy, consider hiring Chelsea Miller for your next event.