For over 30 years, Medina Sadiq has been instrumental to the furtherance of social and economic justice within and beyond the City of New York.
She initially worked as a Project Officer at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta before transitioning into law school, earning a Juris Doctorate degree conferred by the Northeastern University School of Law.
Upon graduation, Ms. Sadiq became the founder and executive director of A Better Bronx For Youth Consortium, a community-based organization that provided technical assistance and grants to youth-oriented organizations in the Bronx to ensure equitable access to opportunities. After developing programs that reached thousands of youth, she went on to serve as the CEO of a community-based security service with over 700 employees.
Medina later spent some time in the Caribbean where she honed her craft in the area of economic development and commercial revitalization; then brought entrepreneurs from various island nations to develop joint business ventures.
In 2008, Ms. Sadiq became the founding executive director of the Southern Boulevard Business Improvement District, which she successfully transformed into a popular commercial corridor. Recognizing her unique ability and leadership in strengthening urban commercial districts, Medina was welcomed to the borough of Brooklyn as the Executive Director of the Bedford Stuyvesant Business Improvement District.
With so many accomplishments, Medina’s pride and joy continues to be her children, Garrett Lucien, MBA and Jamaal Jones, J.D.; grandson, Jahson and her beautiful daughter, Princess Jasmine.