Washington's Powerful Women

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  • Heather Foster
  • Danielle Crutchfield
  • Avis Jones-DeWeever
  • Nadine Gracia
  • Dot Harris
  • Melanie Roussell
  • Donna Edwards
  • Crystal Wright
  • Girl Power
  • Michelle Obama
  • Valerie Jarrett
  • Stacey Davis Stewart
  • Donna Brazile
  • Marcia Fudge
  • Maxine Waters
  • Karen Bass
  • Tara Setmayer
  • Susan Rice
  • Mignon Clyburn
  • Joyce Brayboy
  • Johnnetta Cole
  • Judith Browne Dianis
  • Danielle Gray
  • Racquel Russell
  • Tara Wall

Avis Jones-DeWeever

It's not easy to follow in the footsteps of the late and great Dorothy Height. But Avis Jones DeWeever, executive director of the National Council of Negro Women, the nation’s oldest organization dedicated to the advancement of both civil and women’s rights, is doing just that and is considered to be an expert on race and gender in the U.S. economy. 

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