Sadiqa Reynolds helps build Kentucky through economic empowerment, equality, and social justice. She leads the Louisville Urban League assisting African Americans and other marginalized populations in attaining social and economic equality through direct services and advocacy.
She became President and CEO of Louisville Urban League in 2015. Reynolds was the first African American woman to clerk for the Kentucky Supreme Court, and the first African American to serve Kentucky as Inspector General. In 2016 she received the Fannie Lou Hamer Award for Justice and was recognized as BizWomen’s Business Journal’s Top 100 Women to Watch nationally. In 2017, Reynolds was named Community Leader of the Year by the National Alliance on Mental Illness for her work to reduce the stigma around mental health, as well as being Louisville Magazine’s Person of the Year.
In 2020, the Louisville Urban League placed 398 men and women in jobs, representing $11.7 million in new wages. She also worked with clients to remove 2,400 barriers, such as transportation, food insecurities, access to quality healthcare, and emergency housing as well as 242 students and 67 parents participated in our educational programming. She recently spearheaded the development of the Louisville Urban League’s new Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center in west Louisville.
Reynolds is a University of Louisville graduate and has a law degree from the University of Kentucky. She is also the mother of two daughters.
For more about her and the work of the Louisville Urban League, visit lul.org/about/.