Senior Vice President
Dominique Derbigny Sims
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 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
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 …
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, …