She's chairman of the country's oldest and largest civil rights organization -- the NAACP, the fourth woman and the youngest person ever to hold the position. She's just 46 and is focused on re-energizing a group that has been viewed as less relevant since the height of the civil rights movement. To get more young people involved, she created the NAACP Leadership 500 Summit and as a health care executive, she has set her sights on improving the health care of minorities. She’s one of the "40 Fierce and Fabulous Women Who Are Changing the World" according to Essence Magazine. And she’s doing it all alone -- her husband died in 1995.
For serving the NAACP for more than 25 years and for committing her life to the protection of minorities, Roslyn M. Brock is the iVillage Woman of the Week.