Contributing to the welfare of others is a core value for Judith Nix. In 2006, she found that her commitment to service aligned with the mission of the Dallas Chapter of Continental Societies Inc. The Continental Societies, Inc. is dedicated to creating environments that empower children to and provide access to quality and appropriate opportunities to reach their optimal potential.
What do you consider your superpower to be?
I enjoy promoting and encouraging others in a positive way. I believe everyone has a talent.
What key skills or qualities make you unique as an African American female leader?
I try to be inclusive, encourage participation, and share information and power with those I lead. I truly believe in working cohesively and recognizing each one’s talent as important to overall success.
Why should women of color work in leadership roles and decision-making capacities?
Women of color serving as role models is not only critical to the career advancement of women, but stands to generate broader societal impacts on pay equity, changing workplace policies in ways that benefit both men and women, and attracting a more diverse workforce.
If you could thank any Black woman for her contributions to history and society, who would it be and why?
If only I could have a conversation with Shirley Chisholm, I would thank her for this quote: “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” I would thank her for inserting herself and fighting for women’s rights.
Why should more experienced Black women reach back and help younger women of color?
I believe mentoring younger women and girls is critical in that it will help them process and make preparations for what’s to come in life. I believe open dialogue and experiences are helpful to our younger women.