Cassandra Welchlin, the Executive Director & Co-Convener of the Mississippi Black Women’s Roundtable, is a daughter of the South, raised in Jackson, Mississippi. As a loving wife and mother of three beautiful children, she balances the work & family with grace. She holds an undergraduate degree in social work from Jackson State University (where she became a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority) and a Master’s from Brandies University at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management.
As a licensed social worker, an advocate, organizer, and agent of change, her work spans over twenty years reforming public policy and organizing for power. Cassandra has been featured in national, statewide and local media outlets such as Bloomberg Law and Mississippi Today.
Cassandra is an active fellow in various programs & has been the recipient of several prestigious awards that include 2021 Whose Who Mississippi Women- Fannie Lou Hamer Award and most recently the Woman of Vision Award by the Ms. Foundation for Women alongside Ruby Bright of the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, Bozoma Saint John, Maxine Waters, Pamala Buzick Kim and Deja Foxx.