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Social Impact advocate


Charmion N. Kinder is a master communicator, social impact advocate and corporate responsibility strategist with two decades of experience in executing influencer campaigns that promote transformational change for the next generation of American leadership. As the founder of CNKinder, Inc., a social impact incubator and Director of the Office of Communications at the Peace Corps – Charmion works tirelessly to solve big challenges, launch new projects and expand global common good.

Recently, as the Head of Global Public Relations for Global Citizen – a movement of engaged citizens who are using their collective voice to end extreme poverty – Charmion planned, advanced and directed media relations strategy for the organization's social impact, advocacy and policy-focused initiatives. This included the organization's most recently executed campaigns "One World: Together At Home," an initiative that drove $127 million in commitments and "Global Goal: Unite for Our Future," an effort that coalesced the philanthropic, government and business communities to pledge $6.9 billion, in an effort to support global frontline healthcare workers and make COVID-19 treatments accessible in the fight against the global pandemic.

A former White House press aide to First Lady Michelle Obama, Charmion previously served the Obama Administration as a public affairs appointee within the Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Commerce, and believes that “service is the rent we pay for life.” Her work has also included executing strategic communications management for organizations including: The Walt Disney Company, Discovery Education, Edelman, the Ad Council, My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, the Hip Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN), the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), America Coming Together (ACT), Special Olympics and SEIU.

Charmion’s work as a change agent began after graduating from the Howard University School of Communications, where her efforts to inspire 21st century ingenuity have since promoted global responsibility, civic engagement, and diversity and inclusion, for the purposes of building a better world. Charmion earned certification from Harvard Business School's CSR Executive Education Program in 2016 and she is also a Google Next Gen Policy Leader. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., hails from New Haven, Conn., and enjoys empowering communities of promise through mentorship in her spare time.

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