Speaker Profile

Lanae Norwood

Lanae Norwood
National Field Director
Working Hero Action

Lanae Norwood is an activist, organizer, consultant and blooming social entrepreneur who is passionate about supporting youth and overlooked communities. Lanae is also an expert in community and electoral organizing, youth programs, and social justice. She has consulted on a wide variety of successful digital, communications and field programs in community, volunteer, and voter engagement, youth, issue campaigns, and leadership. Lanae has led organizing efforts in and consulted for campaigns such as #SchoolsNotPrisons, AB 392 (CA Act to Save Lives) #LetUsLive, Voting While Black, Amendment 4 (2018 Florida Second Chances campaign), and Meet Your DA. As a system impacted youth, the challenges she experienced early in life, have shaped her commitment to improving society, pursuing justice and creating healthy communities for everyone. Her belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity is Ubuntu, a Nguni Bantu term from South Africa, meaning "humanity", is often translated as "I am because we are." She currently wears many hats at Working Hero Action, primarily leading the field and digital organizing efforts to #EndPoverty.

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