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Qaadirah Abdur-Rahim 

Chief Executive Officer | Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion | Social Impact | Lecturer | Storyteller

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EDUCATION

2011-2012

Executive Education Certificates

HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL

2009-2011

Executive MBA

EMORY UNIVERSITY - GOIZUETTA BUSINESS SCHOOL

2000-2002

MA, Sports & Fitness Management

UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO

1995-1999

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

BA, Social Welfare

EXPERIENCE

Chief Equity Officer & Executive Director

2020- PRESENT

CITY OF ATLANTA 

As a member of Mayor Andre Dicken's Transition Committee, I built the infrastructure for the City of Atlanta's first Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (OEDI), launched a city-wide equity task force, developed a financial infrastructure to support revenue growth from $1M to $18M, and led the development of several city-wide startup initiatives.

2005-2020

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

FUTURE FOUNDATION, INC

I expanded the Foundation from an after-school program serving a dozen kids to an organization reaching more than 4,000 and grew its revenue from $230K to $2 million. 100% of the Foundation’s participants graduate high school—compared to an average 70% graduation rate for partnering schools.

VOLUNTEERING

BOARD MEMBER

Betty & Davis Fitzgerald Foundation, Inc

Dec 2021 - Present 

CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

City of Atlanta, Mayor's Youth Scholarship Fund

Jul 2021 - Present

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

GreenLight Fund Atlanta

Jun 2021 - Present 

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

PAACT - Promise All Atlanta Children Thrive

Jun 2021 - Present

BOARD MEMBER

Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta 

Jun 2018 - Present 

 BOARD MEMBER

Emory University - Goizueta Business School Alumni Board 

Jul 2021 - Present

FOUNDING STEERING COMMITTEE

Ed-Quest Georgia

Jan 2016 - Dec 2017

BOARD OF VISITORS, BOARD MEMBER

Emory UniversityEmory University

Aug 2022 - Present

SKILLS

Building Culture

Program & Policy Development

Governance

Strategy +Execution

Strategic Partnerships

Start-ups