Former Senior Vice President

Dominique Derbigny Sims

Dominique Derbigny Sims was the senior vice president at the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, a nonprofit research and advocacy organization focused on expanding economic opportunity and well-being for all Georgians. In this role, Dominique supports the organization’s strategic vision and provides oversight of its advocacy campaigns and strategic communications. Based in Atlanta, GA, Dominique has spent over a decade working in collaboration with nonprofit organizations across the country to create a more equitable and inclusive society and economy.

Advocate for Racial and Economic Justice

As Deputy Director of Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap, a national network of more than 600 advocates and leaders focused on changing federal policies to strengthen women’s economic security, Dominique led the strategic planning process with an explicit focus on centering women of color, authored the report On the Margins: Economic Security for Women of Color through the Coronavirus Crisis and Beyond, and launched the CWWG Community Leaders Fellowship to amplify the voices of Black and Latina women experiencing economic insecurity.

While at Prosperity Now, a nonprofit intermediary focused on creating a just economy, Dominique provided training and technical assistance to dozens of social service organizations to improve economic opportunities for young people and adults, co-authored a guide for creating Children’s Savings Account programs, and spearheaded race equity and inclusion efforts within the organization and its programmatic work. She also previously served as Program Director of MetroCASH, the Earned Income Tax Credit coalition serving Richmond Virginia.

Dominique has a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services from Elon University. She is an alumna of the Rockwood Leadership Institute’s Art of Leadership for Black Women and currently serves on the board of The Lola.

Recent Posts by Dominique

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Looking Ahead: The End of People-Powered Prosperity and What’s Next

In 2018, GBPI launched People-Powered Prosperity (PPP), an economic vision and policy agenda for Georgia focused on leveraging ...
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Surviving not Thriving: Post-Pandemic Economic Security for Black Women and Latinas in Georgia

In 2021, GBPI reflected on the unequal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on economic security for Black women ...
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Georgia’s Abortion Ban Threatens Violence and Economic Insecurity for Black Women

Georgia’s history is fraught with violence against Black women. Deriving from the painful origins of slavery, where Black ...

Unequal Recovery: How the COVID-19 Pandemic has Impacted Economic Security for Black Women and Latinas

Nearly two years into a global public health crisis, most people are experiencing some degree of pandemic burnout, ...

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