Indira Henard ’03
Alumni Board of Directors
Executive Director, The DC Rape Crisis Center
Professional Honors & Awards:
2021 Women Who Mean Business presented by the Washington Business Journal
2020 Washingtonian of the Year
2020 Washington Business Journal ‘’People on the Move’’
2020 Washington Women of Excellence Award Presented by Mayor Muriel Bowser
2019 Washington Business Journal 40 under 40 Award
2019 Community Leader of the Year, RALIANCE Honors
2019 Who’s Who in America
2018 Essence Magazine -November Issue- Named one of four African American Women on the Ground doing Sexual Violence Work.”
2018 People Issue Washington, DC City Paper (Named one of twenty people in DC making a difference)
2018 Alumni Achievement Award – National Catholic School of Social Service-Catholic University.
2017 Wheaton College (MA) Inducted into the Chad Yowell Athletic Hall of Fame.
2015 National “Victim Impact Award” from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
Wheaton Activities and Volunteer Experience:
Wheaton College Class of 2003 Officer, Member-at-Large
Wheaton College Black Alumni Association
Wheaton College President’s Commission
President of the Wheaton College Intercultural Board
Chair of the Wheaton College Education Council
President of the Wheaton College, “The Empowerment of Women of Color House – TECH”
Alumni Mentor, Wheaton College
Member of the Wheaton College Track & Field team
My Reason for Serving on the ABD:
From my very first day as a freshman at Wheaton College I was introduced to the Wheaton Alumni Association, and subsequently met a cohort group of alumni who would nurture me, and support me throughout my four years at Wheaton. To that end, they instilled in me the importance of giving back to Wheaton, and becoming an active participant in the alumni association. I stand today because of the Wheaton alumni who stood with me during my time at Wheaton. It is the honor of a lifetime to be in service, and serve on the Wheaton Alumni Board during these extraordinary times.
Wheaton has had an important influence on my life, it was at Wheaton that I had the opportunity to explore who I am as an individual, leader and just overall human being in this world. At every important milestone in my life Wheaton has been there, and been a part of the village that has cheered me on, and supported me in monumental ways. Wheaton will always hold a special place in my heart. Wheaton is not just a college, it is a family and once you become a part of the Wheaton community you will never be alone, and you will have a worldwide family.
It is a dream of mine to hike the Pacific Coast Trail.