Co-Founder and CEO of Equality Florida
Nadine Smith is the Co-Founder and CEO of Equality Florida, the state’s largest organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
A former award-winning journalist turned organizer, she was one of four national co-chairs of the 1993 March on Washington. Nadine was part of the historic Oval Office meeting between then-President Clinton – the first such meeting between a sitting President and gay community leaders. She also served on the founding board of the International Gay and Lesbian Youth Organization, which celebrated 30 years in 2014.
Nadine is a Florida Chamber Foundation Trustee, board member for Green Florida, and served on President Obama’s National Finance Committee. In 2013, she was named one of the state’s “Most Powerful and Influential Women” by the Florida Diversity Council. Earlier this year, she was given the League of Women Voters’ “Woman of Distinction Award.” Currently, she serves on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Florida Advisory Committee and recently received the Keys to the City of St. Petersburg in 2021.
TIME Magazine named Equality Florida Executive Director Nadine Smith to the 2022 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.