About Women Over Incarcerated
Empowering & Advocating for Change
WomenOverIncarcerated (WOI) is an advocacy group created to shed light on injustice, provide resources to women in prison and female returning citizens, empowering them to successfully transition back into society and reunite with their families.
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CEO of WOI and Executive Director of Grand Rising.
Denise Dixon is the founder and Executive Director of Women Over Incarnated (WOI). Denise is a native of Philadelphia, and has ten years managerial and trainer experience. Denise received her BSBM from University of Phoenix and has her Masters in Adult Training and Education from University of Phoenix.
Jamila T. Davis
Dr. Jamila T. Davis is an author, educator, community activist and entrepreneur. Featured on the hit shows “Love and Hip Hop” and VH1’s “My True Crime Story,” the CBS series “Pink Collar,” BET’s “Sister Circle,” Black Enterprise, Forbes, “The Breakfast Club” with Charlamagne tha God as well as The New York Times, USA Today and a myriad other print, digital and broadcast media. Davis has used her real life experience and story of redemption to create a platform to empower others.
Sentenced to 12 1⁄2 years in prison for mortgage and bank fraud in the era of “no doc” and “low doc” loans, Davis was “made an example of.” A federal judge pointedly asked her at sentencing: “Why didn’t you stay in your own neighborhoods?”
In prison, she embarked on an intense journey of inner healing and restoration. Fortunately, she took notes. And from her discoveries and self-realizations, Davis developed a self-help curriculum designed to enable incarcerated women to heal, recognize their potential and recapture their dreams. That curriculum was adapted by a number of prison systems throughout the United States.
While incarcerated, Ms. Davis received an Associate Degree in Psychology, a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Education, and a Master’s degree in African American Ministry. Since her release she has earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy with a specialization in Christian Life Coaching from the Newburgh Theological Seminary & College of the Bible.