The Woman. Born Leader. Innovative Thinker.
Daryl “DJW” Joy Walters is a native of Shreveport, Louisiana. Daryl Joy is a graduate of the renowned Wiley College in Marshall, Texas and is also a graduate of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University.
Outside of her academic success, her life is dedicated to being politically and actively involved within her community. DJW served five years as the Vice President of Communications to the Young Democrats of Louisiana. In 2012, she was elected to serve the 4th Congressional District of Louisiana at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
As a student, Wiley College highlighted her as the “Community Servant of the Year” in 2012. The Theta Chapters of Zeta Phi Beta and Omega Psi Phi credited DJW for being selected as their “Female of the Year”. In the November 2012 edition of ESSENCE Magazine DJW was proudly recognized as possibly “America’s 1st Black Female President.”
During the summer of 2009, DJW began her journey in the Louisiana State Legislature as a Senate Aide. She has also, interned for U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, Battle Ground Texas, Obama for America. In 2014, she served as a Financial Assistant to Massachusetts Gubernatorial Candidate Juliette Kayyem.
DJW has a strong commitment to family values, community engagement and social advocacy. As a supporter of fight against violence on college campuses and research for the cure to Alzheimer’s, she is a leader in her own right. DJW knows that she stands on the shoulders of giants and leaders, who have paved the way for her success. It is for these reasons that she fights passionately for the under-represented and the underserved in our communities.
Daryl Joy Walters is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Incorporated, initiated in the Alpha Iota Chapter. She is also a faithful member of the Mount Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, where Dr. Harry Blake Sr. is the Pastor.