Associated Black Charities CEO Diane Bell-McKoy ’73, sociology, has recently been featured in Essence magazine and the Baltimore Business Journal, her foundation reported.
In the March issue of Essence magazine, Bell-McKoy is one of several women to discuss the effects depression can have on black women. In the first-person piece, she tells Essence: “For Black women who suffer from depression, racism is a real challenge, like a slap in the face you experience day in and day out.”
The Baltimore Business Journal story focuses on the fact that the majority of Baltimore city non-profit board positions are primarily filled with white males. In the story, Bell-McKoy (who has run ABC since 2007, and who before that worked with both the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Baltimore’s Empowerment Zone corporation) discusses the results of a survey her foundation commissioned around this subject.
Bell-McKoy was a 2003 UMBC Oustanding Alumna of the Year. She was featured in UMBC Magazine; read that story here.