Dr. Lamia El Sadek is the Managing Director of Dignity and Power Now (DPN), a Los Angeles based grassroots organization founded in 2012 that fights for the dignity and power of all incarcerated people, their families, and communities. DPN's mission is to build a Black and Brown led abolitionist movement rooted in community power towards the goal of achieving transformative justice and healing justice for all incarcerated people, their families, and communities.
Dr. El Sadek studied business management and information technology and has a Masters in Training and Development from North Carolina State University. She holds a PhD in Global Leadership. Dr. El Sadek started her career in business development and finance, but after working as a regional finance manager for a large for-profit corporation, she decided to pursue her true passion and work in the non-profit sector. She has worked throughout Africa, the Middle East, Australia, and Europe on issues ranging from economic development, refugee rights, to gender equity and youth empowerment. Dr. El Sadek serves as Managing Director of Dignity and Power Now, and previously worked with PepsiCo, IBM, Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), Plan, and the Education for Employment Foundation. In 2010, Lamia was among an international humanitarian delegation to Gaza. In 2016 and 2017, Dr. El Sadek was a speaker at the United Nation’s CSW on ‘Economic Empowerment and Equity of Marginalized Groups’ globally.