State Advocacy and Civic Engagement Manager, Public Policy and Advocacy
Natalie Cone is the manager of state advocacy and civic engagement for YWCA USA, where she advances YWCA’s advocacy priorities by leading the organization’s state advocacy program and providing training, technical assistance, and support to local associations. Before joining YWCA, Natalie worked as a National Coordinator for the Voting Rights Project and Election Protection program for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Her background also includes stints at 270 Strategies and EMILY’s List, where she supported over 30 women candidates running in federal and gubernatorial elections.
Natalie’s passion for advocacy and community engagement started from childhood, serving her community as a Girl Scout and accompanying her parents to volunteer on local campaigns. Her commitment to public service has afforded her opportunities to participate in the Women in Politics Institute at American University and the Center for American Progress Leadership Institute. Natalie is a graduate of Howard University, where she studied Communications. She currently lives in Washington, D.C.