A’Dorian Murray Thomas

Senior Leadership Fellow

Portrait of Senior Leadership Fellow

A’Dorian Murray-Thomas is the Founder and CEO of SHE Wins Inc., a leadership and social action organization for middle and high school girls in her hometown of Newark, New Jersey. A’Dorian founded SHE Wins to serve young women who share her story of losing a loved one to gun violence, and today, the organization has served more than 500 girls in the greater Newark area. A’Dorian has been recognized as a President Obama White House Champion of Change, Glamour Magazine “College Woman of the Year”, a Young Futurist in “The Root” Magazine, and was featured in ESSENCE Magazine’s “Black Girl Magic” docuseries. A’Dorian recently made history where at 23 years old, she became the youngest woman ever elected to the Board of Education in New Jersey’s largest school district. A’Dorian is a 2016 graduate of Swarthmore College and holds a B.A. in Political Science and Educational Studies.