Halima Adenegan, Esq
Chief Elevation Officer
“As I approached college graduation, reflecting on my experiences and lessons learned as a black woman and first-generation American, I was compelled to create a resource to prepare girls in my community for the likely barriers and challenges they’d face because of their race and gender. So, I returned to my alma mater, Eleanor Roosevelt High School, to launch Imara Roose as a means for black and brown women to empower, uplift, and inspire black and brown girls.”
Halima Adenegan, Esq. is a seasoned analytical researcher, communicator, innovator, problem solver, and project manager. She has nearly a decade of robust experience working to effect social change across the corporate, education, government, and nonprofit sectors. Halima has led and supported efforts to advance a wide variety of campaigns and initiatives ranging from diversity, equity, and inclusion; to impact entertainment; to public-school reform. She has the proven ability to work seamlessly, effectively, and efficiently on multiple projects and teams simultaneously. Halima leveraged her expertise and passions to design and develop Imara Roose Inc.—a 501(c)(3) mentoring program that aims to change the trajectory of black and brown girls.
As a catalyst for change in her community, Halima has been recognized by Radio One Inc. as one of the DMV’s Top 30 Under 30 and by the U.S. Department of Education as a Drum Major for Service. She is a Maryland native, proud of her Nigerian and Ugandan roots, and an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Halima earned her J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law, M.P.A. from the University of Baltimore, and B.A. from the University of Maryland. She is a licensed attorney in Maryland and D.C.