Jehmu Greene is an evangelist for social good, Fox News Political Analyst, and President of WakaWaka - makers of the worlds most efficient solar flashlights and phone chargers. Throughout her career she has worked to build high impact social justice movements. A widely sought-after speaker, Jehmu's commentary has been featured on The Daily Show, CBS News, NBC News, ABC News, The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Rolling Stone, Essence Magazine, and others.
Prior to WakaWaka and Fox News, Jehmu served as President of the Women's Media Center where she worked with co-founders Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem to amplify women's voices in the media. She previously served as President of Rock the Vote, where under her leadership over 1.4 million young people were registered to vote, membership grew from 1,500 to over 1 million, and young voter turnout increased 11%, the highest increase ever recorded in between two presidential elections. Jehmu was appointed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the United States National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). UNESCO’s international mission is “to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.”
Jehmu began her career working in the fertile ground of Texas politics, including an early stint with Governor Ann Richards’ campaign in 1994. Since then, she has worked on more than twenty political campaigns at the local, state and national level, and served as an advisor and national surrogate for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.
Jehmu played key roles at both the Center for Policy Alternatives and the Democratic National Committee, where she ran the women’s office. She has been recognized as one of Essence Magazine's 40 Women Under 40 Shaping the World, and received the National Conference for Community and Justice's Community Service Award, American Association of University Women's Women of Distinction Award, and the National Council for Research on Women’s Women Making a Difference Award. Essence Magazine also named Greene one of the 35 Most Beautiful and Remarkable Women in the World.
Jehmu Greene was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Austin, Texas, where she attended the University of Texas at Austin. Politics, public policy, and activism have been a mainstay of her life. As the daughter of Liberian exiles, she has had first-hand knowledge of the realities of war and social disorder. By witnessing her family's ordeal in Liberia, she gained a true sense of democracy and the freedoms that are inherent in it.