Yolanda Webb is an accomplished, global CEO coach, leadership keynote speaker, trainer and writer. She advises C-level executives, government agencies, nonprofits and not-for profit organizations. She is a public and social policy leader. Her work includes designing fiscal protocols and procedures to control costs and monitor disbursements. Webb is skilled at using data and metrics to drive impact which leads to organizational growth.
Webb is the CEO and Principal Advisor for the WEBB Advisory Group, LLC, a national minority, women owned consulting group providing executive coaching, leadership development, executive compensation, organizational strategy, human resource consulting, and equity, diversity and inclusion strategies that work.
Webb is a policy subject matter expert on aging issues, issues impacting those with behavioral health and disabilities, homelessness issues, Indigenous and Tribal relations, veteran services, and public health strategies. Webb is known as a subject matter expert on social impact policy and has served as Board Chair/President for a number of community philanthropic organizations and writing public policy that impacts marginalized and disenfranchised communities.
She is the author of, "Lack Does Not Live Here: The Real Principles of Prosperous Living for Black Women." and "Journey Towards the Light." Known as, "The People Whisperer,” Yolanda’s more than 30 years of experience understanding the foundations of human behavior with a focus on teaching performative relationships in the workplace, has led to significant results in business growth and the crucial conversations that stabilize workforces, improve retention and staff performance.
She is a recognized authority in the areas of inclusion, and bias. As a policy expert, she has lent her voice towards issues impacting marginalized and underserved communities.
She is known for helping turn around organizations facing issues of racial bias, charges of discrimination and the miscommunication caused by cultural incompetency. She partners with her clients to help leverage cultural competency, employee engagement, retention, customer engagement, and community and corporate relations.
A serial entrepreneur, Webb is also the former owner of luxury cosmetics and mass market brands E'LON Cosmetics (distributed in more than four states through Macy's Department Stores) and TWISY Cosmetics (distributed through the SuperValu brand of grocery stores).
A graduate of the HBCU Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN, Yolanda has served in several critical senior executive leadership roles across the nation, in Colorado, Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, and Tennessee. During her tenure in Ohio, Yolanda earned several leadership awards, and accolades for Women to Watch.
Yolanda obtained a Master of Arts in Humanities (with a Theology concentration) from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.
She is actively engaged in the community serving on several non-profit boards. She is a member of the International Women's Forum, the Colorado Thought Leaders Forum/Wise Women, IMPACT 100 Philanthropic Giving Circle, The American Red Cross Board (CO/W Region) a graduate of the New Orleans Regional Leadership Academy, the Cincinnati African American Leadership Program, and Class 2022 of Leadership Denver.
Yolanda is the mother of two adult children and has two grandchildren. She is an avid photographer (fashion/beauty and landscape photography), traveler to many countries annually, an advocate and philanthropist of social justice and humanitarian causes around the world.
"Social Impact for business matters! It matters how you do business!"
"I’m a change agent. Yeah, I know, that’s cliché. But I am obsessed with ensuring that the environments of business (from corporate to non-profits, education to governments) develop work cultures that help employees feel empowered, communities and business thrive. We can do both.
Creating narratives for change…to help us build business better, well that’s at the heart of what I do."
Alecia Bracy, PhD
Alecia Bracy is the Strategy Shark, an experienced strategic thinker, trainer, coach, and speaker with over 20 years working in the areas of organizational development, strategic planning, diversity and inclusion, human dynamics, and leadership development.
She is currently the owner of InterOrg, LLC, a consulting firm working with Fortune 500, government, and non-profit organizations. Alecia has earned a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology with a focus on African Americans in corporate workplaces. She started the Women of Color Consortium to address the experiences women of color had in corporate workspaces and the Community Justice Collaborative to have informal courageous conversations with people in her community.
In 2020 she started, Capella University’s Black Student Union, the Diversity and Inclusion committee for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and joined WEBB Advisory Group to provide DEI solutions. A southern born girl who grew up in the Midwest, she is dedicated to spreading the importance of equity.
Nirupa Netram is an accomplished certified global diversity, equity, and inclusion professional, attorney, social entrepreneur, mediator, and arbitrator, who was born in Guyana and grew up in Florida. She has more than two decades of experience in the government, corporate, and nonprofit sectors, in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion, operations, human resources, program management, compliance, and more.
Nirupa earned her Bachelor of Business Administration (cum laude) from Stetson University and Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law. She is the founder of Lotus Solutions LLC, a Florida- certified woman and minority-owned enterprise that helps businesses create diversity and inclusion to ensure a fair and just workplace, through consulting, customized, training, and keynote speeches. In partnership with Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Nirupa launched the first Delivering on the Dream (DOTD) collaborative in Florida investing needed resources to help immigrants and refugees achieve their dreams for a better life.
Nirupa has appeared in multiple publications, including Forbes, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Hiscox, CEO Blog Nation, Up Journey, and more. She also has appeared on podcasts, including Sales POP! Nirupa has written articles for Smooth Sale, Racing Toward Diversity Magazine, Fair Play Talks, and the Lee County Bar Association.
She is a member of the Inclusion Allies Coalition (IAC) and serves on the IAC’s social media and Marketing Committee. Nirupa also served on the Strategic Planning Task Force of The Centre for Global Inclusion.
The Florida Bar appointed her to serve on their Standing Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Gender Equality Subcommittee. She also serves on the Horizon Councils Inclusion and Diversity Committee and their Advocacy Subcommittee, Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Equity Committee, and Lee County Bar Association's Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Sheria Mitchell is the owner of First Class Start a nonprofit advising group that assist first generation low-income high school students in transitioning from high school through their first quarter of college. Before devoting full-time work to First Class Start, Sheria worked for over twenty years in higher education including the areas of career and technical education and also in various areas of student services, including financial aid, student support services, and first-semester orientation. As a higher education professional, Sheria also has direct experience in academic advising and retention, including developing and designing curriculum for first-year student’s orientation experience and has also served as an instructor teaching early childhood education.
Sheria received a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management and a master’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Mobile and is currently working on a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and has received numerous awards and recognition for her work in higher education and community service.
In addition to being a high school advising consultant, Sheria is also skilled in training adult learners, having served as a certified trainer on the training cadre for the National Education Association Train-the-Trainer and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority’s Organizational Leadership Train-the-Trainer,
Sheria brings years of experience in understanding strategies and methodologies in working with adult learners. Sheria currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Mobile Area Black Chamber of Commerce and has also served on various other boards including Sickle Cell Disease Association of America – Mobile Chapter, Incorporated, the Steering Committee of Leadership Mobile of which she is a 2012 graduate and as a Peer Reviewer for the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Sheria has published several articles on Essential Skills and has designed curriculum and developed leadership training for area companies such as The Alabama Career Center – Mobile. AL, The Alabama Department of Human Resources – Mobile, AL, and Alabama Power – Mobile.
Sheria is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated where she serves as a chapter president and a state and national appointed officer. Sheria’s favorite pastime is travelling, and she shares a passion for sports with her two sons and grandchildren.
Janice Avery-Walthall, CCP
Janice Avery-Walthall is currently the CEO/President at J3 | Human Resources Consulting, LLC. The primary focus of her company is to provide organizations with professional services, which include Human Resources consultation, assistance with employment legal compliance, employee policies and procedures development and maintenance, job description development, compensation analysis, employee relations investigations, training and development, system implementation project management, and services that support and improve the success of an employee’s employment life
Avery-Walthall has extensive knowledge and experience in all functions of Human Capital Management and is a well-respected and proven business leader in both the public and private sectors. She gained valuable strategic and tactical experience while employed with organizations, such as FedEx Express, FedEx Services, and FedEx Corporate, University of Tennessee, Memphis, University of Alabama, Birmingham, and Hilton and Hyatt hotels.
She strongly believes in giving back and paying it forward, which is demonstrated in her community activities. Avery-Walthall is a graduate of the Leadership Memphis Executive Program, Executive class of 2020. She held several Board positions with the Mid-South Compensation Association, served as a member of the ACI-NA Human Resources Steering Committee, member of the Center for Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board, University of Memphis, and participated on various Human
Resources strategic committees and panels.
Avery-Walthall is a proud graduate of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Tennessee State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. She received her designation of a Certified Compensation Professional from WorldatWork Total Rewards Association. Avery-Walthall has been honored with awards for her demonstrated innovation, collaboration, efficiency, and profitability, as a result of her professional accomplishments.
In her spare time, she loves spending time with family and friends, travelling, reading, and gardening.
Brandy Davis, MSW
Brandy is a first-generation college student with a bachelor's degree in social work from Colorado State University. Brandy has been serving Colorado's youth and families for decades in nonprofit human services organizations, county human services, and state human services programs. In her free time, she participates as a Toastmaster and likes to play in the kitchen.
Brandy has over 20+ years in work with
non-profit organizations, government agencies, and a Fortune 500 company, Brandy has gained the skills to empower others so they can achieve the outcomes that matter most to them.
Brandy is a certified Proscii ADKAR Change Management Practitioner, a Lean Blackbelt, an empath, a Bachelor's-level Social Worker, and comes with lived experience. Brandy is a native of Wyoming and she identifies as biracial, born of a Mexican mother and African American father.
Lori Piñeiro Sinitzky, she/her
Lori is a Quaker, educator, and big-picture thinker who’s been designing and facilitating antiracism curricula and training programs for over 20 years.
Lori brings her identity as a white multiethnic and multicultural woman into her work. Lori walks the world with the privileges of a white woman but is the child of a Puerto Rican mother and a Jewish father who is a survivor of the Holocaust in Europe. She is informed by her experiences of and witness to discrimination, othering, and marginalization in her community, her city, the world, and in Quaker spaces.
Over the years, Lori has deepened her understanding of systemic and personal racism by participating in workshops about racism and oppression, including the White Privilege Conference, Theater of the Oppressed by Just Act, and The Race Institute. She has used what she learned to ally with People of Color and the Global Majority in her workplace.
Believing wholeheartedly that antiracism work is the spiritual work that Friends are
called to at this time, Lori brings spiritual groundedness, deep listening skills, honesty, kindness and hope to her antiracism work.
Lori has a BFA in Painting from Moore College of Art and Design and a certificate in K-5 education in New Jersey. She is a member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and lives in Philadelphia with her two children on the unceded land of the Lenni Lenape people.