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Kailee  Scales

Kailee Scales

Former Managing Director of Black Lives Matter Global Network, Global Strategist & Activist


Kailee is a global strategist, champion of social justice, and public speaker. She has served as the former Managing Director of Black Lives Matter Global Network. Kailee works at the intersection of global development and social justice, and helps create effective solutions towards eradicating racial injustice, education gaps, global health care inequality, economic and educational disenfranchisement, and climate change to transform the world. Read More >

As the first Managing Director of Black Lives Matter Global Network, Kailee helped build a sound infrastructure around the decentralized organization to support its evolution from a hashtag to a political and cultural powerhouse for Black people across the globe. Most recently, she led the organization through the aftermath of the death of George Floyd and played an integral part in one of the most revolutionary times in modern history.

Kailee’s work spans nearly two decades in the U.S. and 14 countries throughout Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, and North and South America. She supports organizations in developing programs and creating solutions to address some of the world’s most complex social issues. She has helped develop local entrepreneurs in post-conflict countries including Liberia, Afghanistan, Haiti and Timor-Leste, worked to ensure successful women’s health programming in Ethiopia, collaborated with heads of state and Fortune 500 companies towards achieving a global climate deal, and worked closely with Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden and United Nations leaders to support their efforts to combat global drug abuse.

Kailee is Founder and Principal of ThinkFree Global Strategies, a full-service strategic planning, advancement and production group to support individuals and organizations in their efforts to change the trajectory of the world. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

What Defunding the Police Really Means

Talking Activism with Bubba Wallace

Conversation with Deepak Chopra, MD | BET

Fixed On Freedom: The Ongoing Fight for Black Women’s Safety

Speech Topics

From #Hashtag to Global Phenomenon

Using examples, storytelling, and practical advice, Kailee describes her contributions taking the promise of #blacklivesmatter from hashtag to Black Lives Matter Global Network with impact across the globe. She motivates all those with great ideas to aspire big and change the trajectory of the world.

The Transformative Power of Social Media to Change the World

Through storytelling, Kailee discusses how, arguably, social media activism carved a pathway for Black Lives Matter Global Network to build strong community and prepare for the revolution to come in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd.

Our History: How We Can Heal & Transform

As Black Women, we are activists, mothers, daughters, teachers, students and leaders. We must explore and begin to heal generational trauma and step into our power.

From Building Walls to Building Bridges: How Will We Unify & Win?

In a world where we are rapidly dismantling social norms and activism is mainstream, it is critical to explore how we can achieve the social change goals we desire. Drawing from her experience in transformative work with people across the globe, from all walks of life, Kailee discusses the importance of healing and unifying through centering humanity.

Say Her Name: How Women Transform the World

Throughout history, female-identifying people have led movements and been the cornerstone of their communities. Kailee explores the contributions of women and overcoming the biases that contribute to women's continued disenfranchisement.