Linda Kurtz

Linda Kurtz


Linda Kurtz is also Chair of the Committee supervising technical interests for NCBWF.

Linda has combined activism and social responsibility to develop a national forum for the exploration of the health issues of Black women. She continues to gather, document and speak on Black women's health experiences in America, rallying support for Black women. Her work with Black women sparked a movement of women of color to become involved in defining and work on health issues important to their constituencies.

Linda is the former general manager and business visionary of Kimani Press, a division of Harlequin launched in December 2005. Kimani Press is the home of best loved imprints Arabesque and Kimani Romance. In her 20-year media career Linda has launched award-winning magazines and successfully overseen the development of two book publishing imprints, including BET Books, a division of Black Entertainment Television, where she served as vice president and publisher, and general manager of Kimani Press.

He has built an award-winning reputation for product development, marketing and creative excellence and has been recognized in Black Enterprise, Essence, USA Today and other media outlets. He counts several New York Times bestsellers, an Oprah featured book, and an NAACP Image Award recognized fiction title as some of her highest achievements.

Contact information

Office: 221 Jackson Hall Email: Office Phone: (604) 452-2345


National Medal of Excellence in Science and Technology