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Linda Kanney is committed to advocacy for Black women and girls. Linda was elected to the NC100BW Board of Director in 2015. She has attended Biennial Conferences in Indianapolis, IN-2011; Las Vegas, NV-2013; and Long Beach, CA- 2015. Linda attended Leadership Retreats in Reno, NV-2012; Orlando, FL 2015, Richmond, VA  2016 and Washington DC-2017. Linda attended Legislative Day in Washington, DC in 2014, 2016 and 2017. Linda was appointed to the National NC100BW Nominating Committee in 2013. Linda was appointed and ratified by the Board of Directors to serve on the Finance Committee, the Fund Development Committee and the Standards Review Committee. She was also selected to chair an Adhoc committee to draft a Board of Directors Code of Conduct, adopted by the Board on April 26, 2016. Linda was the Chartering President of the NC100BW Central Ohio Chapter and President of the Columbus Chapter. Under Linda’s presidency of the Columbus Chapter, she coordinated the school reading program and book-drive; served as Chapter Secretary, Membership Chair and Leadership Development Chair. Through her community contacts and influence, the Central Ohio Chapter was awarded a Health Advocacy Grant for $10,000. Linda increased the number and levels of sponsors for the Annual Trailblazer Award & Scholarship Luncheon; and created partnerships with Molina Health; OhioHealth; the Columbus Urban League; and the Women’s Fund of Central Ohio. She has facilitated a relationship with Congresswomen Joyce Beatty and recruited the Congresswomen to join the NC100BW Central Ohio Chapter. Linda currently serves on the Health Advocacy Committee, the Public Policy Committee and co-chairs the Fund Development Committee.

Linda has dedicated her adult life to service to the advancement and empowerment of women and girls. First through her 32-year career at two YWCAs, dedicated to the elimination of racism and the empowerment of women, where she served as Director of Women’s Programs, Director of Program Operations and Vice President of Human Resources. As Peer Reviewer and Mission Compliance Officer for the YWCA Great Lakes Alliance Region, Linda was responsible for conducting organizational reviews and assessments for 26 YWCAs across six states. As a community volunteer, Linda served as board president for IMPACT Safety, a non-profit organization that trains women, men and children awareness, boundary-setting, verbal skills and self-defense. She then helped negotiate a successful merger of IMPACT Safety with Life Care Alliance, the largest provider of Meals on Wheels and services to low-income seniors. Linda now serves on the Strategic Planning Committee for Life Care Alliance. Linda is the Vice President of the Council of Ohio YWCAs; Facilitator and Train-the-Trainer for Racial Justice Dialogues; and Secretary of the Women Coming Together/International Women’s Day. Linda attended West Virginia State College, Columbus State Community College, and Franklin University.

Linda brings skills in outcomes-based evaluation; consensus-building; capacity-building; research, planning and program development; leadership development; effective management styles; strategic planning; and conflict resolution. She is objective, task oriented and reflective.

Proven Leadership: Women’s Public Policy Network, Women Coming Together/International Women’s Day; The United State of Women’s Conference; Rise Sister Rise Mentoring Program; Faith Ministries Clothing & Health Ministries and Planned Parenthood.



Biennial Conferences Attended: 2013 and 2015

Leadership Retreats Attended:  2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017


LaBeatrix, better known as Bea, is a diverse leader on many levels.  Professionally, she has been the President/CEO of Alabama Title & Information Services for over 17 years.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Rutgers University. 

Bea was appointed to the National Membership Committee (2014 – 2015) and served as the Regional Cluster Sub-Committee Co-Chair. She was selected to present at the Leadership Retreat in 2015.   She led the charge to garner Chapter input by designing and distributing a Survey Monkey. The goal was to seek input on what was important to Chapters during Cluster meetings.  Bea introduced an electronic mapping software program to systematically select Chapters to be grouped together within a geographical region by distance.  She was elected to the position of National Financial Secretary (2015), appointed to the National Standards Review Committee, National Fund Development Committee, and appointed as National Audit Committee Chair.


On the chapter level, Bea was a member of the Birmingham Chapter before serving as Organizing Leader and Chartering President for the Central Alabama Chapter, which gives her a unique perspective on Membership.  During her presidency, thousands of dollars have been awarded in local scholarships, she facilitated partnerships which led to a number of municipalities and corporations supporting and contributing to the chapter and worked tirelessly in the Central Alabama area, advocating and facilitating sustainable and impactful advocacy based programs for some of the poorest Black Women and Girls in the Black Belt.


As a community volunteer and leader, Bea has been appointed or selected to serve on the Mayor’s Youth Task Force (Bham); Board of Directors (Chair) – Neighborhood Housing Service of Bham; Hands on Birmingham Operating Fund Development Chair; University of Alabama in Birmingham Alys’ Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center – Advisory Board of Directors (Membership/Education Committees); American Diabetes Association – Board of Directors; Dress for Success Birmingham, Inc. -  Board of Directors (Chair); Implementation Committee, City of Birmingham Five Year Comprehensive Plan; and appointed by the Governor of Alabama to the Children’s Public Policy Council.


Proven Leadership:  The Links Incorporated – Co Chair, Ethics & Standards Committee and Services to Youth; National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs (Imperial Club) – Debutante Service Chair; Grace Browning Parliamentarian Unit (member); and Past State Public Relations Director – AME Church.


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