Maheen Kaleem, Esq. is a human rights lawyer who has dedicated her life to creating a world where girls of color are safe and free. She is the Vice President of Programs and Operations at Grantmakers for Girls of Color, a philanthropic organization dedicated to amplifying and mobilizing resource to supportive transformative organizing work led by girls and gender-expansive youth of color. She has nearly twenty years of experience supporting youth and families impacted by interpersonal and state violence to lead efforts to advance racial and gender justice. Maheen holds both bachelors and law degrees from Georgetown University. She has always grounded her work in the wisdom of women and girls of color who have survived the carceral system, sexual exploitation, and abuse. She is a first generation Pakistani-American who was raised mostly in the bay area of California, on Ohlone land.
Netroots Nation participation
- Netroots Nation 2023