Dr. Nita Evans
is an education activist with over fifteen years of college teaching experience. With a Ph.D. in Sociology she has spent her career dedicated to issues of equity and access for women and communities of color. A social entrepreneur, Dr. Evans is the CEO of Girls Leading Change (GLC), where she leads and manages teams on socially responsible projects focused on education and economic empowerment. With a commitment to advocate for vulnerable populations and develop solutions to pressing social issues, Dr. Evans designs impact programs and develops strategies that create transformational change.
With a Certificate in Leadership from the National African American Women’s Leadership Institute, Dr. Evans is the creator of Second Half Boss, a community for women, 40 and better, that empowers them to master balance, business and life as leading women. A graduate of George Washington University’s School of Business Executive Certificate in Sports Philanthropy Program, Dr. Evans combined her expertise in education and race, with her love of sports, to start a non-profit. As Founder of Catch Education, Dr. Evans is bridging athletes to a better future. Her vision is to have 100% of Black male athletes graduate high school college-ready and equipped with a post-college career plan beyond professional sports.
A bona fide hope dealer and dream pusher, Dr. Evans lives by the quote – “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” The best advice she gives to her students is, “Don’t just think. Do.” When she is not working to make the world a kinder and fairer place, Dr. Evans is cycling, hiking and adventure traveling.