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Xochitl Ledesma

Xochitl
Ledesma

Business Development | Cybersecurity | DEI Advocate

Avid problem-solver with 8+ years of U.S. and international consulting experience. IT Professional with a track record of exceeding engagement objectives across strategic projects within cybersecurity, data privacy compliance, and enterprise-wide technology change management. Focused on harnessing the intersection between human psychology, technology, and innovation as the driving engine for sustainable enterprise growth strategies.

Suresh Ramdas

Suresh
Ramdas

Global Training Lead | India LGBTQ BIN Chair | Mr. Gay India 2019 🏆| Corporate D&I Advocate & Speaker | Rainbow Toastmaster Club |

16+ years of corporate experience in Customer Support and DEI with being a motivational speaker, facilitator, and a LGBTQ+ spokesperson for inclusion in the corporate space.

A certified Diversity Professional, an NLP Practitioner along with LGBTQ Executive Leadership Program from Stanford University, co-facilitated a leadership program called Leading With Pride (LWP) for the LGBTQ+ community people to help build leaders of tomorrow.

A member of Rainbow Toastmasters Club, which is the World's first LGBTQIA+ and Allies Virtual Club that is open to all which is aims to improve their public speaking and leadership skills in a safe space.

The winner of Mr. Gay India 2019 and for 2 consecutive years (2019 & 2020) he has been featured in the OUTstanding 100 LGBT+ Future Leaders list and is ranked 25th in the 2020 list.

With the passion of giving back to the community, works for Trans Inclusion in the Corporate Space, spread awareness about Queer issues, mental health issues in the LGBTQ + community HIV & drug abuse. Also volunteers at old age homes, orphanages and kids affected with HIV.

A proud daddy of 2 four legged babies and partnered since 2016.

Ashleigh Hargrave

Ashleigh Hargrave

Activator | Conscientious Communicator| Senior Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity Practitioner

Communication starts with the first look, word, or smile. Once the cue is received, the connection process can begin. Along the journey, we have the opportunity to learn more about each other’s values, goals, and definitions of health. Health that is managed both in and out of a medical provider’s office.

Whether engaging team members, leaders, or our community, I have been trusted to identify and have executed initiatives that foster positive change. Recognizing that we are all diverse and unique and that life is a marathon, not a sprint, being able to endure and enjoy the view keeps me passionate about my work. Whether creating and hosting a podcast featuring a community perspective, writing about the impact of equity, or facilitating diversity, inclusion, and equity education, I count each experience as a privilege to learn about myself and others.

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Tye Miles

Tye Miles

Business & Life Coach for the Woman Ready To Elevate Her Brand, Authority, and Revenue

Tye Miles is Founder and CEO of Tye Miles International, a consulting and coaching firm that provides personal development, business development and brand strategy to coaches, experts and service- entrepreneurs ready make a greater impact on society who need to discover and display their authentic essence LIVE, in print and digital design as they pursue their boldest visions, both, personally and professionally.


Currently, she is pursuing a master of science degree in Metaphysics with a focus on Couscious Centered Living, Positive Thought Reprogramming and Practical Spirituality. Tye has worked with new entrepreneurs, high profile executives, frustrated purpose-driven leaders and the emotionally stuck for over 10 years.

As Director of Program and Business Strategist for World Changers Media Mentorship, she travels the US to teach, speak and train on the unequivocal power of being authentic and, immersing one's true personality into every aspect of the brand experience . Tye has held herself responsible to empower others to own their uniqueness, fortify their belief system with positivity and build a life and business that reflects their true essence.

Results from working with Tye come in the form of instant confidence boosts, increase in self-esteem, willingness to let go of the past, courage to embrace fresh beginnings, clarity of next best moves, new businesses and revenue generation. But more than that, she prefers to see the long-lasting transformation people experience from learning how to overcome self-doubt and reset their thinking using pratical principles of positive thinking.

When she's not serving others, working out or hanging with her family and friends, she tries very hard to be silly and laugh often.

Carlos Mavins, Jr.

Carlos Mavins, Jr. (He/Him/His)

Bridge to Leadership | Motivational Speaker | Diversity and Inclusion Champion | Campus Recruiter

I would like to define my leadership style as a servant leader with an unparalleled connection to people across the world. I am an innovative entrepreneur, passionate about helping young professionals and the world to discover their purpose in life and thrive within their professional careers. I have developed a new initiative titled, Bridge to Leadership. The purpose is to help young professionals with the transition after college, and to bridge the multigenerational gap within the workplace.

Through Bridge to Leadership and other initiatives, I plan to have a positive impact on society and more importantly on the next generation of leaders. The vision is to create a global database and a pipeline of diverse talent, by offering services to both young and experienced professionals that focus on Education, Community Outreach, Leadership and Professional Development, and Networking Opportunities.

Also, I am very passionate about Leadership Trainings and Millennial Consulting. If your organization wants to focus on Retaining young talent, please feel free to connect with me. As a millennial, I can share a few tactics with you that will improve the culture within your organization and enhance the work production.

 
 
Marisa Hamamoto

Marisa Hamamoto (She/Her/Hers)

Stroke Survivor | People Magazine Women Changing the World 2021 | Founder, Infinite Flow Dance | Inclusion Speaker & Performer

I’m a speaker, dance artist, changemaker, and founder of Infinite Flow, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit and professional dance company composed of dancers with and without disabilities with a mission to promote inclusion. I’m 4th generation Japanese American, born between a 3rd generation Japanese American father and a Japanese mother native from Japan.

Most recently, in March 2021, People Magazine recognized me a 1 of 14 “Women Changing the World” next to Vanessa Bryant, Camila Cabello, Stacey Abrahams, Amanda Gorman, Naomi Osaka, and past recipients Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Kamala Harris, Sheryl Sandberg, Brene Brown, among other incredible women. I’m the first dancer to receive this recognition.

… I don’t know how I got on this list. But what I do know is this:

I’ve survived a stroke, multiple sexual assaults, body shaming, PTSD, and discrimination as an Asian American. And I fought my way through building a career as a professional dancer, and devoted the last few years of my life building Infinite Flow and continue to build the company, ALL to arrive at this moment:

To help you rise to a higher purpose and a higher you.

For Corporations: To spark your employees to lead with purpose, collaborate with heart, and cultivate spaces of belonging, while adding a layer of creativity to your diversity, equity, and inclusion training that transforms hearts, bodies, and souls.

For Colleges: To bring awareness on disability inclusion, accessibility, and intersectionality to your campus, while empowering your students to own their identities and discover their hidden potential to be change agents to the world.

Artists, Creatives, and Intellectuals: To help you break free from what is holding you back, and support you on your journey of becoming the creative changemaker you are meant to be while being unapologetically you.

I am far from perfect. I’m a work-in-progress who continues to learn and unlearn social justice, disability inclusion, transformative leadership, and so many other things.

But if sharing my truth can open one door for you or open more hearts at your organization, then I am here for you.

 
Monyae Kerney

Monyae Kerney, M.A., Advanced Cert Sexuality Women and Gender (she/they)

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practitioner | Sexual and Reproductive Health Justice Advocate | LGBTSTGNC/QTBIPOC Activist | Pleasure and Holistic Wellness Facilitator

Monyae Kerney (she/they) is a Black/Afro-Indigenous non-binary womxn, queer feminist scholar, activist, educator, researcher, ally, full spectrum doula, healer, and aspiring mental health clinician who's work centers the holistic wellness, mental health, and radical healing of the Black community; more specifically, Black womxn and femmes (including queer, trans, and gender diverse identities). She earned her Bachelors in Psychology, Sociology, and African American Diaspora Studies from Vanderbilt University and is a recent graduate from Teachers College, Columbia University where she earned her Masters in Spirituality Mind Body Psychology and an Advanced Certificate in Sexuality Women and Gender with a special concentration in LGBTQ populations. Monyae's research has focused on the intersections of spiritual healing and political resistance in Black womyn and femme identities. She seeks to understand the ways in which Black womxn and femmes have navigated experiences of oppression with fortitudinous power to transform personal and collective activism in a way that is healing, affirming, sex-positive, body-positive, and pleasure-centered for these populations.


Monyae's work is influenced by the writings and teachings of Audre Lorde, bell hooks, Patricia Hill Collins, adrienne maree brown, Joan Morgan, Mikki Kendall, Nikki Giovanni, and James Baldwin.

 
Melissa Majors

Melissa Majors

Strategist | Speaker | Coach

Melissa Majors, CEO of Melissa Majors Consulting guides the development of strategies that lead organizations to their desired outcomes. These journeys result in leadership lessons that Melissa uses to enable greatness in others through keynote speaking, workshop facilitation, online courses, and publications.

Melissa has been featured in publications such as Forbes Magazine, The Meeting Professional, NorthStar Meetings Group Eventful Podcast, and on the keynote stage at events such as Meeting Professional's International's WEC, CedMa's Annual Conference, HD Vest's CONNECT, and many more.

This crowd-pleasing speaker has mastered the art of delivering brain-friendly talks that engage her audiences and spark not just inspiration, but action as well.

Melissa delivers talks on a variety of subjects associated with leadership, learning, and "blameless" inclusion. She differentiates her content by blending research, neuroscience, purposeful stories, and fun into her talks.

 
Lamont Carolina

Lamont Carolina

Developer of Organizational Culture - Wellness Programming - Event Production - Community Engagement. - Inclusion & Belonging

Public speaker, diversity and inclusion advocate, and organizational culture builder.

 
Ari Copeland, PO.

Ari Copeland, PO

Motivational Speaker / Transgender and Queer Experience / Water and Wastewater Operations Professional

I help foster inclusion within organizations. I provide tools to facilitate conversations and empower people to think of their day to day interactions as a way to foster a more inclusive and engaging work experience.

 
Tonia Morris

Tonia Morris

Culture Disrupter Consultant, Generational Inclusion Speaker, Author and Podcaster

2019 Stevie Award recipient for work around diversity. I work with leaders of organizations to create a generational workforce that is inclusive, productive, and customer-focused! I do this by providing D&I consultancy and training.

 
Garry Underwood, MBA.

Garry Underwood, MBA

Master Speaker and Facilitator

Accomplished sales professional with experience in leadership of sales teams, business operations, customer relationship management (B2C), business development (B2B), and cross-functional teamwork focusing on continuous improvement, profitability, relationships, and organizational success.

 
Madison Butler

Madison Butler (She/Her/Hers)

Blue Haired Unicorn 🦄 | VP, people + impact | Speaker | Builder of Inclusive Cultures | Start Up Maven | Queer + Black AF | @CorprteUnicorn

Madison Butler is a New Englander at heart but moved to Austin in 2017. Her work is focused around creating equitable spaces and creating scalable strategies to achieve psychological safety. She is an outspoken advocate for mental health, removing the stigma around trauma, DEI and the ability to be "human at work". She is passionate about facilitating hard conversations through storytelling, data and tough empathy.

She has a background in talent development and attraction paired with a deep knowledge of DEI and culture.


Blue Haired Recruiter • Fairy Job Mother • Outspoken Diversity & Inclusion Advocate • Travel Fanatic • Culture Queen • Retention Wiz • Startup Whisperer • Builder of Sales Teams • Belonging Strategist • Keeping Austin Weird • Speaker • Hockey Fan • Anti-Racist AF • Queer AF • Black AF

"If you build it, they will come."
Passionate about building cultures that attract and retain talent.

Co-Founder @ Rage2Rainbows + Triple B Community
Podcast Co-Host @ ByeByeBinary

Instagram: CorprteUnicorn
#ThatsTheTea ☕️

Let's work.
Email: madison@bluehairedunicorn.com

*views do not represent that of a particular organization*

 
Reese Byrne

Reese Byrne (They/Them)

Connector | Event Strategist | Program Manager | Client Advocate | DEI Champion | 🏳️‍🌈

Experienced worker with a demonstrated history of working in the public relations and communications industry. Skilled in Event Planning, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and time management. Strong professional with a Bachelor of Arts - BA focused in Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication from Alabama State University.

 
Jewel Love

Jewel Love

Founder & CEO at Champions Mental Health

I created Champions Mental Health to reach the majority of corporate employees who are failing to achieve their highest level of work performance due to the stigma surrounding mental and emotional health. Through data backed tools, our programs increase employee engagement, productivity, and retention.

WHO AM I?
I am licensed psychotherapist, investor, and serial entrepreneur in therapeutics. I am passionate about digital health, corporate mental health, and diversity mental health. Born in Oakland, California and mixed with Scottish-Canadian and Black American, I align with the concept of being a global citizen.

My unique superpowers:
✅ Highly engaging speaker
✅ Results, quality and process orientation
✅ Exceptional thought partner and planner
✅ Effective decision-maker and problem solver

I am a results-, quality- and process-oriented high performer - efficient decision maker, tough problem solver and fair and demanding leader.

WHAT INSPIRES ME?
The ability to turn taboo and challenging conversations into fun and engaging dialogues that help improve management understanding and improved application. I also enjoy creating opportunities for employees to share more of their personal selves in safe ways that create camaraderie between colleagues.

I am looking for organizations that are ready to transform their company culture into one of authentic connection and psychological safety that allows all employees to feel seen and heard.

You can hire my company to support your staff to:
☑️ Inspire managers to lead diversity and inclusion conversations on their teams
☑️ Support the mental and emotional wellbeing of diverse staff
www.championsmentalhealth.com / (check our amazing testimonials!)

Are you a LEADING COMPANY needing my advice?
It is simple, reach out to me and we can have a call to explore what can be done and how can I help you.

Are you an EXECUTIVE, HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER, WELLNESS COORDINATOR, DIVERSITY LEADER interested in networking and exchanging ideas? Connect with me and let’s have a virtual chat!

Send me an email:
Jewel@championsmentalhealth.com

 
Ahmed Khaled

Ahmed Khaled

🌍Serial Entrepreneur 🌍30 K+ Connections 🥇Udemy Instructor 🔊Storyteller 📡Connector💫Humanitarian

I am a serial Entrepreneur who's driven by purpose.

My passion is advising and consulting medium scaled businesses to execute their business strategies (Marketing, Supply Chain, Trade Marketing, Sales and Finance) using S&OP.

🔸𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐂𝐚𝐧 𝐈 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐲𝐨𝐮🔸
1-Corporate S&OP training.
2-Individual round table S&OP training.
3-Business S&OP consultancy.

 

You can contact me at:
𝐀.𝐤@𝐚𝐡𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐤𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐝.𝐜𝐨


🔸𝐖𝐡𝐨 𝐢𝐬 𝐀𝐡𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐊𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐝🔸
◻ I am 𝐒&𝐎𝐏 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭.
◻ Recognized from the top 𝟓𝟎 𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐥𝐮𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐬 on LinkedIn 2021.
◻ An 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫 with more than 𝟏𝟖𝟎𝟎 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 around the world.
◻ A 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫 and storyteller touched 𝟑 𝐌𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐬 around the globe with his content.
◻ Having 𝟏𝟏 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 and business understanding across 𝐦𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐞𝐬 around the globe.
◻ 𝐄𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐄𝐧𝐝 Experience in the 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐲 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐬 including (Source, Make, Plan, and Deliver).
◻ keynote 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐫 who speaks to Inspire and Influence others to change their future.


🟠𝐌𝐲 𝐩𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫:
◻ 𝐒𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐲 of conveying a difficult message or idea.
◻ 𝐏𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐲 and 𝐀𝐮𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐲 act like a magnet that attracts people and opportunities around.
◻ 𝐒𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 ability that captivates people's minds.
◻ 𝐒𝐮𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐍𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐫

🟠𝐌𝐲 𝐩𝐮𝐫𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐞:
To make a difference in people’s lives by liberating their inner chained greatness to be exposed to the sunlight and transform the planet.

🟠𝐌𝐲 𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧:
To uplift Businesses and Leadership to their utmost potential.

🟠𝐌𝐲 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐞𝐬:
Resolving with Excellence.


🟠𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐁𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬:
You can contact me at:
𝐀.𝐤@𝐚𝐡𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐤𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐝.𝐜𝐨

 
Dr. Nadine C. Wheat

Dr. Nadine C. Wheat

Director, MSOL and Undergraduate Business Programs

I am an I/O Psychological Consultant and provide organizational psychological, organizational change; organizational development consultations to organizations and leaders around the globe.

Specialties: I/O Psychology -- Diversity in Organization, Ethnic Groups, Non-profit organizations; governments and private corporations


Consulting -- Leadership Development; Management Development; Training; Organizational Development; Multicultural and Multinational Development. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Executive coaching

 
Andrea G. Tatum

Andrea G. Tatum, CAPM

CEO & DEI Careers Advisor @ AGT Diversity Consulting | Sr. Director, Corporate Equity Engagement @ Catalyst Inc | Public Speaker | Opinions are mine

Experienced diversity, equity, and inclusion leader; strategist; marketer; and project manager. I have an innate ability to build relationships and bring people together across functional teams to meet business needs. I excel when given a challenge that most people assume is impossible or unrealistic. I have a wide set of skills from developing diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies, to creating global product launch tours to managing 360-degree marketing campaigns for non-profit organizations. I am a passionate person who believes in starting a project from a place of positivity, but I am also highly logical and analytical. I believe in using data to set goals and help drive hard conversations with my peers and with leadership.

With more than 15 years of experience helping organizations create spaces where everyone belongs, I have a unique background that sits at the intersection of Diversity & Inclusion in the arts, event management, marketing, and tech. I'm an experienced speaker and writer who combines my personal experiences as a Black woman with data and research to create engaging conversations on hard topics.
Visit andreagtatum.com to learn more about my work and my journey.

 
Dr. Kimya Nuru Dennis

Dr. Kimya Nuru Dennis

Master Trainer and D&I Practitioner

Dr. Kimya Nuru Dennis is founder and owner of 365 Diversity.

As an activist, sociologist and criminologist, educator, and evaluator, Kimya Nuru Dennis is invested in educating, training, evaluating, and assessing for-profit organizations and non-profit organizations.

As a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary educator, trainer, facilitator, evaluator and researcher, Kimya Nuru Dennis specializes in demographic and cultural factors contributing to K-12 and colleges-universities, workforce and workplace, law-police-court-penal system, and medical-health system.

This captures a range of issues including:

Recruitment and training methods for schools, businesses, and organizations
Teaching and learning design and implementation for schools
Factors contributing to health conditions, access to health services, and health outcomes
Improving police departments, law enforcement, court system, and penal system

This reaches local, national, and international populations with focus on underserved, underrepresented, and marginalized people

 
Dr Kendrah Underwood

Dr. Kendrah Mathews Underwood, Ed.D.

Founding Principal and D&I Advocate

Dr. Kendrah Underwood is a founding principal in Tampa Bay and has been an educator serving inner-city communities in Atlanta, Chicago, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and now Tampa. She has k-12 experience, in elementary, middle, and high school. She also served as an adjunct professor for 4 years.

She served as an assistant principal, grade team leader, content leader, and as a new teacher mentor. As a 12th grade advisor, she helped all of her advisees get accepted into college and two of advisees became the school’s valedictorian and salutatorian. She started a community outreach program, entitled, “Bridging the Divide” with the Chicago Police Department, she created various viral videos that display her passion for learning and engagement.

Dr. Underwood’s definition of success is the positive impact you can have on the lives of others. She firmly believes that a good teacher will leave you educated but a great teacher will leave you curious. My vision for school leadership is, “Equity and Excellence in Education for Every child, Every day!”

Videos and articles
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Learning to Win
*http://www.wciu.com/gameoftheweek/
Right This Minute
http://www.rightthisminute.com/video/rtmtv-what-would-you-do-grade-teacher-approved
StoryTrender Article
*http://www.storytrender.com/26839/imma-eat-chicken-grade-inspirational-teacher-starts-grade-
challenge-school-class/
Kids in Need – Good Day Atlanta Segment
*https://youtu.be/8iXHd4pB2g0
What would you do for the Grade – viral video
https://youtu.be/mESSfbRWJzk
Bodak Yellow Video – Forensic Science Edition
*https://youtu.be/Jg_XhMgzzTY
Professional Development at Noble
*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOGff3VLl9s
STEM Expo
*https://vimeo.com/198291530

 
Curtis Hill

Curtis Hill

International Diversity & Inclusion Speaker with emphasis on Change Management and Leadership. | I help organizations manage the chaos of people, practices and profits.

Founder and president of Curtis Hill Beyond Limits INC., a consulting firm where I deliver keynote speeches, motivational seminars and training. Doing what i love has allowed me to travel the country and inspire others in the process. I stand by one truth which is, "You owe it to yourself, to believe in you and the possibilities for your life."

 
Emily Nichlos-Mitchell

Emily Nichols-Mitchell, MBA ACC BCC

Global Talent Acquisition & Inclusion Executive | Certified Executive Coach | Speaker

Known as a change agent for redefining human capital strategy for global organizations. Emily leads large scale cross-functional change in organizations with developing and implementing integrated talent acquisition solutions that disrupt norms and outdated thinking in recruitment, diversity and inclusion, on-boarding, employment value propositions, and leadership development to create high-performing cultures and motivate teams to operate at peak performance.

She uses detailed analysis, trends and data evaluation to drive new outcomes by inspiring, engaging, assessing talent against key priorities to attract, hire and develop high-quality talent. Her techniques include job matching reports, technology, and best practices that attract, engage, and create a superior candidate experience.

She provides psychological and diagnostic assessments and surveys to help organizations identify gaps and acquire valuable insights to achieve new outcomes; help leaders and teams acquire valuable insights about their strengths, values, beliefs, communication and emotional acumen.

Emily positions leaders to transition from a mindset which produces insentient behavior into one which nurtures more flexibility of thought. They are equipped to naturally exemplify their leadership capabilities, brand and presence, and the emotional agility expected of a high performing professional or leader.

Her customized and innovative talent acquisition approach helps organizations lead with a competitive edge in the marketplace.

She helps teams identify the significance of emotional intelligence and how to leverage their influence to foster stronger alliances and optimal performance. Her methods induce an appreciation for the diversity of thought and motivate individuals to seek clarity and common ground. This improves a team’s aptitude for solving complex business issues.

 
Alfred White

Alfred White

Master Facilitator and Speaker

My passion is economic growth and development, most specifically in the entrepreneurial/small business arena. My second passion is community involvement and partnership. From Board involvement to strategic partnerships, I actively support the initiatives that unite and elevate holistic community relationships, engagement, and success!!!

 
Pam Yang

Pam Yang

DEI Speaker & Facilitator | AAPI Experiences | Executive Coach | Business Insider's Most Innovative Career Coaches | Founder Agency DEI

Pam is a problem solver at heart.
She helps people achieve their own versions of success and build careers they're fulfilled by. She
does this through coaching, speaking, and workshops on career development, DE&I, and
AAPI/immigrant experiences. In 2020, she was named to Business Insider’s Inaugural List of Most
Innovative Career Coaches.
Prior to, her dream since age 8 was to be the NBA Commissioner. She chased her dream jobs in
sports, brand strategy, and marketing with The NBA, ESPN, Nike, Jordan Brand, and R/GA. But
after 15+ years she got tired of selling things while also realizing how many people are unhappy at
work yet spend most of their lives working. So she found a way to adapt her
strategy/brand/marketing expertise to serve her mission to help people live more fulfilling,
impactful lives and to make workplaces more equitable and inclusive.
This past year, the relentless trauma in POC communities motivated her to begin her community
organizing career through fundraising for hate crime victims, organizing and leading protests,
volunteering with social justice groups, advancing AAPI education policies, and supporting NYC's
Chinatown businesses with proposal writing and marketing strategy.
Despite the trauma happening all around us, she believes empathy, awareness, and curiosity can
save our world if we each recognize our power to affect change and put in the day in day out work
to exercise it.

 
Meesha Rosa

Meesha Rosa

Vice President, Corporate Board Services

Fact-based decision maker and results-oriented strategic thinker. Diversity and inclusion expert, operations leader with 20+ years of non-profit experience in research and program management. Lead Catalyst Corporate Board Services (CBS), responsible for developing, communicating, executing Catalyst board programs/initiatives. Deep experience working to increase women in leadership and board diversity by advocating for gender and racial/ethnic diversity in corporate boardrooms worldwide. Profiles in Diversity Journal 2018 Women Worth Watching award recipient. Effective steward, fundraiser, and seasoned professional skilled in continuous improvement, with the expertise to identify strategic partner solutions to improve results and revenue generation.

 
Adrienne L. Lucas

Adrienne L. Lucas, J.D. (She/Her)

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Strategist | Speaker

Adrienne Lucas is a strategist with 10+ years of specialized experience working on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion and education initiatives in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.

Core Competencies Include:
- Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
- Social Justice
- Strategy
- Non-profit Management
- Consulting
- Leadership Development
- Research & Communications
- Program Management

Contact me for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion related workshops, panels, and speeches.

 
Dr. Sundararaman

Dr. Sundararaman Chintamani - PhD

Mindset Explorer 🤯

𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗙𝗘𝗦𝗦𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗔𝗟 𝗦𝗣𝗘𝗔𝗞𝗘𝗥
I am a mindset 🤯 explorer, to help people master their mind for greater success. I work with organizations and individuals in nurturing their creative mindset 🎨 to improve their lateral thinking, structuring their thoughts, which results in improvement of their profitability. 💰 I speak on different kinds of mindsets and how they can be improved. I also conduct workshops on Design Thinking, Power of Creativity, Mind-mapping, Presentation Mastery, Public Speaking Skills and IT for Oil and Gas Industry. I have been a member of Toastmaster International 🗣️ for the past 12 years and achieved Distinguished Toastmasters (DTM) the highest education credential of Toastmasters. As an experienced Toastmaster, I mentor several individual Toastmasters and several Toastmasters clubs. Currently I am also the Chennai chapter head of Professional Speakers Association of India (PSAI).

𝗘𝗫𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗜𝗡𝗖𝗘
I come with 35 years plus experience with multiple industry backgrounds. I started my career in a
petroleum refinery 🏭as a chemical engineer and my last job was with an Indian IT company as Oil and Gas Practice Head. 🩸 Currently I am the founder and CEO of Jignyashika.

𝗔𝗖𝗔𝗗𝗘𝗠𝗜𝗖𝗦
I am a chemical engineer by qualification and did my PhD on “Developing Cybersecurity Mandate for Indian Oil and Gas industry from University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun. 🏫 He has strong association with academic institutions. I am also a visiting faculty 👨‍🏫 for few of the Indian petroleum universities and few of the business schools.

𝗧𝗛𝗢𝗨𝗚𝗛𝗧 𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗗𝗘𝗥
I love to share my three and half decades of experience with my peers. Hence I am keen in participating in
industry forums, seminars and conferences by presenting papers.

𝗛𝗢𝗕𝗕𝗜𝗘𝗦
I loves carnatic classical music 🎼 and try to understand the theoretical aspects of music. I have written a
book 📖 titled "RagaChintamani" that covers the classical aspects of Tamil Film Music. Sundararaman loves quizzes and conduct thematic quizzes. For the past 5 years, every year I have been regularly conducting an arts quiz. 🙋‍♂️I have passion towards Tamil stories and novels and write book review about them in my blogs. My other interests are towards water color painting 🎨 and numismatics. 💵

 
Ursula Douglas

Ursula Douglas,MSN,APRN, FNP-C

Director Of Health Services at Johnson & Wales University

I am a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over twenty years of nursing experience. I have had the privilege to work in a variety of healthcare settings with patients in every stage of life and health. It is my career goal to improve the health and well-being of those who are disproportionately affected by disease and disability.

 
Ashley Rivenbark

Ashley Rivenbark (艾莉)

TEDx Speaker | Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Practitioner, Facilitator, and Curriculum Developer

Ashley is a Senior Associate, Leading for Equity and Inclusion for Catalyst. She completed her undergraduate work at UNC-Chapel Hill in May 2014, receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies (Chinese) and Romance Languages (Spanish). She went on to complete her graduate work at the Wake Forest School of Business in May 2016, receiving her Master of Arts in Management. Ashley holds a Diversity & Inclusion Certificate from Cornell University.

Through her various internship and job experiences, Ashley has implemented project management skills and logistical support to organize and execute major events, as well as utilize her foreign language skills to develop key reports. During her academic career, she led and contributed to internationally-focused organizations and attended global leadership conferences in order to foster a more global mindset within the campus community.

She is motivated, open-minded, and committed to developing stronger ties between the U.S and China through cultural understanding, business interactions, and educational diplomacy.

Ashley led several Diversity & Inclusion initiatives at her previous company, including curriculum development and seminar presentations on unconscious bias and inclusive leadership. She looks forward to bringing the same drive and passion to her new position.

 
Laurine LeBlanc

Laurine LeBlanc, MA, NCC, LPC

Motivational Speaker | COO | Counselor

Through hope, resilience and faith, Laurine LeBlanc serves as an inspiration for women around the world. Laurine is a Professional Counselor, Business Owner and Motivational Speaker. LeBlanc is sharing her story as a public speaker and author of the upcoming book, “Success with expectation”. Success with Expectation captures the story of LeBlanc, who now resides in North Carolina, and offers experience and encouragement as a means to align your goals and life objectives. Through her writing, her speaking, and unique and endearing personality, LeBlanc is making a huge impact on her community and beyond.

 
Lawrence Henderson

Lawrence Henderson

CEO - BOSS, LLC | Veteran | TEDx Speaker | Professional Certified Coach (PCC) | Org Leadership Doctoral Student (he/him/his)

A people leader for over 20 years, I've gathered expertise/continued education in the areas of organizational development, leadership, coaching, talent management that are crucial in leading/aiding the complex transformation of an organization. I am uniquely positioned/purposed to use these areas of mastery to facilitate and lead all human capital work across the organization while supporting members of the executive leadership team. All done while limiting disruptions/distractions to the organizational process flow thus giving back Operational equity that affects the bottom line.

WHY I DO
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Years have been spent developing expert tools in leadership necessary to think globally, build strong teams, problem-solve, focus on solutions, and model collaboration. My call is to help by being a systems thinker, who can help senior management handle the array of issues that might arise. I see what I do as the developmental nutrients that help human capital grow strong!

WHOM I DO IT FOR
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I see my role as a provider of human capital leadership to align the organization’s strategic priorities with the necessary people's capabilities to deliver on the organization's mission, business objectives, and desired culture. As a trusted advisor and coach to Executive leadership teams and leaders at all levels, I take on the responsibility for optimizing all people-centered activities and will often lead significant change initiatives that impact organizational growth, strategy implementation, and cultural transformation.

My life's mission is to connect the dots so that each of us consistently shows up at our best every single day.

PERSONAL NOTE
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I'm a lover of all things food, a Harley Davidson riding enthusiast, & love traveling with my beautiful family. Those closest to me would say that I am energetic, I follow-through, & love people. I also have this horrible tendency to see the absolute best in people before they see it in themselves.

My Passions:

➡ Leadership & Organizational Development/Effectiveness
➡ Individual & Group Coaching
➡ Facilitating learning and group process
➡ Process & Operational Competency
➡ Positively influencing attitudes and thinking patterns
➡ Conflict Resolution

https://www.bossconsultingllc.net

 
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Dr. Terrence Underwood

Founder

Strategic Organizational and Development professional with human capital consulting and in-house Human Resources experience with a focus on organization design, talent management, diversity & inclusion, employee engagement and change management.

Dr Underwood has helped organizations across North America, Asia, and Europe solve their toughest Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion issues and has experience in the private, public, and non-profit sector.

Dr. Perrin

Dr. Perrin

Digital Transformation Thought Leader | Change Agent | Author | Client Whisperer

Dr. Perrin is a human-centered leader and change agent that brings a wealth of knowledge in helping organizations & teams succeed during digital transformations by driving operational excellence. With over a decade of experience leading international teams and providing services & solutions for large complex technology programs across various industries and domains, Dr. Perrin has demonstrated a high degree of ingenuity, creativity, innovation, for best practice tailored solutions. Her specialties include, program management, organizational change management, strategy development and deployment, process optimization & organizational transformation. Dr. Perrin is a certified SCRUM Master and Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt , she holds a doctorate in Organizational Leadership and is a published author of professional information technology articles.

 
Ben Nelson

Ben Nelson

Division Chief Workflow and Knowledge Management at United States Air Force

Cybersecurity consultant with an extensive demonstrated history of maintaining trust (cleared: TS SCI), and providing confidentiality, integrity, and availability aligned Information Security system and data solutions that protect the interest of national and multi-national organizations.

During my Information Security career, I’ve excelled in providing leadership to cybersecurity teams, programs, and initiatives that drastically reduce the occurrence of security incidents, and raise the morale of teams, departments, and units.

During my 20+ years in the United States Air Force, I’ve developed a reputation as a fixer, by turning underperforming Information Security programs, initiatives, and teams around, thereby working myself into one new challenge after the other.

I specialize in leading the charge in securing organizations by facilitating collaboration among interdependent technical and non-technical teams with the goal of a secured organization in mind. In addition to establishing and overseeing an organization’s Information Security program, I also provide honed expertise in diplomatically leading security professionals in a way that produces outcomes an organization seeks.

I’m highly adept at authoring, translating, and implementing security policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures according to national and internationally applicable Risk Management Frameworks such as the: NIST 800 Series (National Institute of Standards and Technology), Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996), International Standards Organization (ISO)’s ISO 27000, Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), and Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST).

 
Dr Deanna (Dee) Kimbrel

Dr. Deanna (Dee)
Kimbrel

Chief Diversity Officer| Leadership, Culture, Inclusion, & Equity Influencer | Keynote Speaker & Consultant

Dr. Kimbrel has worked as a diversity and inclusion practitioner, educator, entrepreneur, and administrator for the last 13 years. Some of her highlights and strengths include: organizational strategy, leadership development, consulting, public speaking, coaching, and corporate training. Dr. Kimbrel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and International Business, a Master’s degree in Communication and Marketing and a Doctoral degree in Management and Organizational Leadership. Dr. Dee specializes in igniting change around Inclusion and Diversity in work environments. She delivers engaging oratory on topics of leadership, inclusion, diversity, and bias.

 
Dr Tedra Haynes White

Dr. Tedra
Haynes White

The Corporate Professor™, Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer & Speaker with The John Maxwell Team

 I am The Corporate Professor™, which means that I am a:
• Subject Matter Expert (SME): Interpersonal communication & relationship/team building
• Teacher & Researcher
• Instructional Designer
• Workshop Facilitator
• Consultant
• Coach/Mentor
• Evaluator & assessor of participant learning
• Excellent administrator

~ I partner with and empower companies who want to take their employees and company to the next level.

~ I excel at Talent & Team Development. I specialize in interpersonal communication and relationship/team building.

~ I have a passion for helping individuals and teams reach their full potential and experience success beyond their own expectations.

~ I’m enthusiastic & optimistic and will tell you why something WILL work, but I’m realistic if I think that it won’t.

~ I am an expert in collegiate empowerment and I thoroughly enjoy coaching college students on the soft skills that they need in order to be successful in the workforce and in life.

~ I will help you think and act outside of your comfort zone.

~ I live for those moments when I have a hand in helping others have that light-bulb “A-HA” moment of self-awareness when they “get it” and things begin to make sense.

 
Shola Kaye

Shola Kaye

Award-winning keynote speaker on Empathy at Work, Inclusive Leadership & Communication | Author | Consultant | Virtual delivery

Are you a CEO, chief people officer, talent development director, DEI director, or director of events?
WHAT I DO
I help your organisation function better with programmes that facilitate increased empathy, better communication and more inclusive leadership.


Did you know that empathy skills will help your organisation and the individuals within it become:
- Better leaders
- Better listeners
- More inclusive
- More tolerant
- Better innovators
- Better at selling
- More healthy (yes, empathy impacts wellbeing!)?

An empathy at work programme is also an excellent way to improve the effectiveness of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives - even among those who are typically resistant to change! That means more engagement, happiness and productivity for all.

TYPES OF CLIENTS I SERVE
- Companies: clients for leadership training and keynotes include AmEx and Deloitte
- Associations: I keynote at annual conferences and quarterly meetings
- Academic institutions: I provide talks and seminars for faculty, staff and students


HOW I DO IT
With keynotes, workshops and train the trainer consulting on:
- Empathy at Work
- Delivering Feedback with Empathy
- Inclusive Leadership for the post Covid-19 workplace
- Advanced Empathy skills for leaders
- Communication under pressure

I also have a comprehensive DEI programme called ‘The Empathy to Equity Blueprint’ which covers, over a series of sessions:
- The importance of empathy
- Strategies to break unconscious bias
- Diversity, inclusion and the employee lifecycle
- Communication strategies including leadership transparency, dealing with difficult conversations and handling microaggressions


WHAT PEOPLE SAY
My work has been described as ‘life changing’, ‘engaging’, ‘relatable’ and ‘easy to absorb’.

‘Highly recommended, Shola’s approach is very engaging and effective.’ – The Guardian
‘Highly recommend her work. We’re already looking at ways of modifying and improving our communication skills by using the frameworks Shola outlined’ – The United Nations
'Can't thank you enough for your eye-opening, innovative and insightful sessions on Empathy for Leaders.' - American Express

WHAT TO DO NOW?
Fancy a quick chat? Book in at sholakaye.com/15
Phone: +44 7734 963 593 or US toll free +1 888 299 3244
Email: info@sholakaye.net
I work virtually, with a global client base.

Or check out these links:
sholakaye.com
sholakaye.com/speaking (Keynote speaking overview)
sholakaye.com/women-diversity (Women and ERG programmes)
sholakaye.com/empathy-to-equity (Empathy to equity blueprint)