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Kimberly Haven

Coalition Coordinator

Reproductive Justice Inside, Pro-Choice Maryland


Kimberly Haven is a thought leader and a strong voice in the new social justice movement. She is a focus issue expert and has been called upon to speak on issues such as Voting Rights and Democracy, Collateral Consequences, Women in Prison, Mass Incarceration and Re-Entry. She has also served as an expert for legislative testifying and media commentary on a broad range of criminal justice reform and advocacy issues.

Ms. Haven has played a leading role in numerous statewide efforts and has executed a variety of message campaigns to engage and impact public debates and ultimately to move policy. She has ideated and created innovative community engagement strategies and campaigns during the past 20+ years; these strategies have gone on to be replicated in other states. Ms. Haven has spent her career working hard to amplify the voices of those left out of the conversation as she believes their voices can be the most relevant and powerful.

Ms. Haven is also the co-founder of Heels and Hustle, a Maryland-based consulting and training organization which provides a broad array of trainings and motivational seminars. The organization is the driving force behind a unique gender justice campaign. Their work is centered around authentic leadership development and strives to elevate women’s voices. Working with legislators, judges, educators, corrections and community leaders, they are adept at developing innovative plans, programs and strategies which lead to broad scale transformations.

Heels & Hustle hopes their efforts will help restore equity and generate creative and sustainable opportunities for women so that they can rejoin their communities as empowered leaders and advocates.