CEO and Founder of BOND BOND Inc. (Building Our Nations Daughters)
Ms. Ateira Griffin is a life-long Baltimore City resident, entrepreneur, educator, and community organizer. She earned a bachelor's in civil engineering from Morgan State University, a master’s in secondary education, and school leadership and administration certificate from Johns Hopkins University. Her love for teaching led her to serve as a k-12 educator and school administrator at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women and create leadership training for adults in Baltimore and across the nation. She is the founder and CEO of BOND - Building
Our Nation’s Daughters, Inc., which mentors single mothers to cultivate positive mother-daughter relationships and increase their economic mobility two generations at a time.
Ms. Griffin has always believed in the power of a black woman’s voice and uses every chance to lift hers and amplify others. Recently she testified in front of Congress advocating for equitable housing practices across the nation. Ms. Griffin also co-hosts Point of Hue, a podcast by and about women of color. She has spoken on many panels, led sessions, and created experiences for black women and girls and Women of Color. She has started two initiatives - We See Us: a unifying space for Black women and femmes, and Blackenomics Collective: an organization aiming to advocate and educate black economic power.
Currently, she serves as a School Board Commissioner for Baltimore City Public Schools, on the board of Teach For America - Baltimore, The Unity Hall in West Baltimore, and 211 MD. She was awarded the 2019 Echoing Green Fellowship and the 2020 Open Society Institute Fellowship to recognize her leadership and work with BOND. She believes a part of her life’s purpose is to disrupt all things oppressive to the black community, women of color, and single mother households. Through her experience in urban education, policy, and community organizing, she has learned that purpose, action, and unconditional love go a long way to create change.