Brittany Packnett Cunningham
Brittany Packnett Cunningham is a leader at the intersection of culture and justice.
Cited by President Barack Obama as a leader whose “voice is going to be making a difference for years to come,” Brittany is an educator, activist, writer, and award-winning podcaster and leader. Brittany has become a sought-after voice in the work of social change and empowerment. Brittany plays many roles, all focused on freedom.
Brittany is Vice President of Social Impact at BET, an NBC News and MSNBC Political Analyst, and host of UNDISTRACTED, a news and justice podcast with an intersectional lens on the world. A lifelong activist and proud member of the Ferguson Uprising, Brittany was co-host of the 2019 iHeart Radio Best Political Podcast Pod Save The People for three years, and a three-time a fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics.
Her 2019 TED Talk on the revolution of confidence has garnered over 7 million views worldwide, making it one of the top ten most popular TED Talks of 2019. Brittany is the author of the forthcoming book, We Are Like Those Who Dream, with One World/Penguin Random House, due to hit shelves soon.
Brittany is the Founder and Principal Love & Power Works a full-service social impact firm focused on creating justice and equity in every sector. This agency is a sister to Love & Power: The Brand, a hub created to inspire, empower, and outfit everyday people to seismically shift society.
In the past, Brittany held top roles at Teach For America, was a Congressional policy advisor, and co-founded Campaign Zero. She has leveraged her management, communications, policy and equity skillset on broad justice issues from public education to criminal justice. She was a member of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing and the Ferguson Commission, helping lead the country and her community through change during times of tumult.