Heather McGhee

Political Strategist & Author

Heather McGhee is an expert in economic and social policy and author of The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together. The former president of the inequality-focused think tank Demos, McGhee has drafted legislation, testified before Congress and contributed regularly to news shows including NBC’s Meet the Press. She now chairs the board of Color of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. McGhee holds a BA in American studies from Yale University and a JD from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law.