Kimberly Mitchell

Worker Activist and Union Worker, Macy's Inc.
Washington, District of Columbia

Kimberly Mitchell is a lifelong Washingtonian, entrepreneur, and dedicated mother and grandmother. She is a skilled makeup artist and skincare specialist working at Macy’s. Kimberly also owns a small business where she further hones her craft and artistry by providing affordable services to clients.

In her role at Macy’s, Kimberly is a proud union member and worker activist for the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400 (UFCW). She is the sitting vice president of the union’s executive board where she fights for the rights of working families by sharing her story, listening to the plight of others and educating the community, fellow working families and public officials. Kimberly further her work by supporting the various campaigns in the District such as minimum wage, DC paid sick leave, fair hours and scheduling and paid family medical leave, among others.

Kimberly is a member of the UFCW Women’s Network and has spoken at their 2016 conference in Canada. She has  also had the honor of speaking at the 2016 White House Summit. When asked about her work as an activist, Mitchell says, “I did not choose to be an activist, I had to surrender myself to be humble and accept my purpose for the role that I now find myself in today. I believe it is a moral mandate to empower and give hope to those who will hear and to give a voice to those who do not have one.”

Stories featuring Kimberly Mitchell

Group photo of Ascend Parent Advisors standing outside in Aspen, Colorado with their arms outstretched upward.
Snapshots from the 2023 Ascend Parent Advisor Convening in Aspen, Colorado.
Aspen Postsecondary Success for ParentsOctober 2, 2023
The Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation Community Phase II sought to find and foster the most effective and innovative strategies to accelerate social ...
Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation CommunityMay 3, 2023

Convenings Featuring Kimberly Mitchell

Location: Virtual & In-Person in Washington, DC
Over the course of two days, our discussions focused on bold, equitable, and pragmatic strategies for building prosperity and well-being for all families. Sessions include insights from the latest two-generation (2Gen) family data, examples of...
ConveningApril 11, 2023 – April 12, 2023
Location: Washington, DC & Virtual
Families tell us they want to prosper and ask us to meet them where they dream. The data tells us that when it comes to reducing poverty there are no silver bullets, but there are silver linings. This two-part session will explore recommendations and...
ConveningApril 12, 2023
Location: Virtual & In-Person in Washington, DC
We are thrilled to have Erica Smiley and Sarita Gupta join us for a timely discussion about their book, The Future We Need: Organizing for a Better Democracy in the Twenty-First Century. Weaving together stories of real working people, the pair...
ConveningFebruary 22, 2023