Janet A. Dickerson is a seasoned Communications expert and Cultural Strategist with more than 15 years of experience delivering high-impact public relations and integrated marketing services for social impact campaigns and causes. Dickerson’s career began in government as Press Officer for now-U.S. Senator Cory Booker while he was Mayor of Newark, New Jersey. She then served as Deputy Press Secretary for New York City Mayoral Candidate William Thompson, after which she transitioned into the role of Press Secretary for PolicyLink Founder & CEO Angela Glover Blackwell.
Since 2010, Dickerson’s firm Human Impact Solutions has advised numerous non-profits, philanthropic organizations, political campaigns, activists/organizers, authors, artists, entertainers, and more. Past and current clients include Ava DuVernay/ARRAY, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Movement for Black Lives (M4BL), Black Philanthropy Month, Kaiser Family Foundation, New Venture Fund, The Decolonizing Wealth Project, Campaign for Black Male Achievement, Blackout for Human Rights, Black Mamas Matter Alliance, Advocates for Youth, and activist/humanitarian Harry Belafonte’s organization, Sankofa.org.
In 2019, Dickerson was appointed to the board of the Black Public Relations Society – New York Chapter, and in 2021 was named an American Express Social Justice Leadership Academy Fellow. She earned a Bachelor’s in journalism from Temple University and currently resides in New Jersey with her husband and daughter. Learn more about her at janetdickerson.com.