MEET GLYNDA CARR
Political Strategist, Advocate & Founder of
Higher Heights for America
Advocate and political strategist Glynda C. Carr is recognized for her innovative leadership style, commitment to expanding the civic participation of communities of color and advancing progressive public policies that build sustainable communities.
Carr is the former Executive Director of Education Voters of New York, a leading independent voice for school reform in the state. She joined Education Voters in 2008 where she became New York’s youngest African-American woman to run a statewide advocacy organization.
Prior to Education Voters, Carr was Chief of Staff to New York State Senator Kevin Parker (Brooklyn), and managed the Senator’s key initiatives and shaped policy around youth development and economic development for the then newly created 21st senatorial district. She also served as campaign manager for two of his successful re-election campaigns.
Carr has held senior management positions with key national organizations including: the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
A sought after speaker and trainer, Carr’s writing has also appeared on HuffPost.com, TheRoot.com, BET.com, Ebony.com and Feminist.com. She is a contributor on The SPIN: All Women’s Media Panel and has appeared on Fox News Live, MSNBC and several other media outlets. She was named a “Rising Star” in The Capitol’s 2009 40 under 40 edition.