Ms. Janet Dewart Bell
Janet Dewart Bell is a communications and management consultant specializing in policy advocacy, strategic planning, executive and staff training, and education. She has been a key strategist and senior executive at a number of national organizations including The Opportunity Agenda, PolicyLink, the National Urban League, and National Public Radio (NPR). Her special projects included the Stop the Violence campaign and the National Urban League/Merrill Lynch ScholarshipBuilder program. The first Director of Specialized Programs at NPR, she helped increase diversity by recruiting and training women and people of color as producers and on-air talent. She chaired the District of Columbia Commission for Women and represented the District at the United Nations Conference on Women in Nairobi, Kenya. An active volunteer, she serves on the boards of Teaching Matters, Plays for Living, CancerCare, and the Women's Media Center. Among her accomplishments are a local Emmy® for outstanding individual achievement (Channel 9, the CBS-TV affiliate in Washington, DC) and programming for National Public Radio honored with the Peabody award.
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