Janaye Ingram
Janaye Michelle Ingram

Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleMiss New Jersey USA 2004
Hair colorDark Brown
Eye colorBrown
Miss USA 2004

Janaye Michelle Ingram is a political organizer from Cherry Hill, New Jersey.


Ingram was crowned Miss New Jersey USA 2004 in Jersey City, New Jersey in late 2003. She later represented New Jersey in the Miss USA 2004 pageant held in Los Angeles, California in April 2004 where she went unplaced.[1]

She is originally from Camden, New Jersey, but later moved to Cherry Hill.[2] Ingram's family is well known in Camden. Her father and his siblings are musicians who worked closely with The Sound of Philadelphia. Her paternal aunt is Barbara Ingram.

She graduated from Clark Atlanta University with a B.A. in Psychology where she was initiated into the Alpha Pi chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.[3] Ingram later went on to pursue a Master's of Science in Nonprofit Management at The New School's Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy.

Ingram has worked with organizations across the country to empower underserved populations and has received numerous awards and recognition for her efforts. In 2013, Ingram was promoted from her position as Washington, D.C. bureau chief to be national executive director of National Action Network, founded and led by Rev. Al Sharpton.[4][5] She is a board member for the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN) and has started a scholarship campaign for children and youth in impoverished communities called Ambassadors of Hope. In 2017, she was Head of Logistics for the Women's March, which was the largest single-day protest in U.S. history.[6][7][8]


  1. ^ "Janaye Ingram-Miss USA Pageant". IMDB. Retrieved March 30, 2017.
  2. ^ Goodman-Hughey, Ericka N. (January 20, 2017). "Women's March logistics guru Janaye Ingram on moving forward". ESPNW. Retrieved March 30, 2017.
  3. ^ Montgomery, Sonsyrea Tate (January 20, 2012). "Success amida job loss, firings and recession". Washington Post-The Root DC Blog. Retrieved March 30, 2017.
  4. ^ Feeney, Michael (15 September 2013). "Former beauty queen Janaye Ingram is named acting executive director of the National Action Network". NY Daily News.
  5. ^ Williams, Lauren (8 April 2014). "National Action Network Increases Focus on Women". Essence.
  6. ^ "Women's March Organizer: 'We Are Committed' To Fighting For Change". NPR. 23 January 2017.
  7. ^ Felsenthal, Julia (January 10, 2017). "These Are the Women Organizing the Women's March on Washington". Vogue. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  8. ^ Waddell, Kavel (January 23, 2017). "The Exhausting Work of Tallying America's Largest Protest". The Atlantic (online ed.). Retrieved October 7, 2017.

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Appearances on C-SPAN

Preceded byVanessa Baker Miss New Jersey USA 2004 Succeeded bySylvia Pogorzelski