Companies are reopening & black employees are faced with fears of safety & new levels of microaggressions. Participants will gain awareness on what to expect from this new and evolving workplace culture (in-person and virtual), how to thrive on owning career & vulnerable stories on our shared fear.
“This is our moment in the movement” –
Cynthia Marshall, CEO College Mavericks
Gabrielle was born and raised in Westchester, NY. In a wealthy white suburb, where privilege was at almost every doorstep. A bi-racial woman, with a learning disability (dyslexia), she learned quickly that the system wasn’t built to empower her, therefore her path towards success has truly been unconventional.
Gabrielle defines herself as a scrapper; molded by personal stories of dismissal of her intellect and ignorance. Thankful for loving parents who taught her “no one is below or above you,” her passion and work has been centered around understanding the individual mindset and how to unite a diversity of mindsets towards a shared objective which has led to her focus on inclusive behaviors,
Gabrielle received her B.A. from American University, MBA from the University of Maryland, recognized by Poet & Quants Best and Brightest MBAs of 2017, and now works for a Big Four consulting firm, focused on workforce transformation and Diversity & Inclusion.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”
Elizabeth was born in London and raised in England, Venezuela and the United States. Her international upbringing as a Third Culture Kid (someone that has grown up in a culture other than those of their parents) coupled with her Jamaican heritage helped her to understand that the way she defined herself and the way the world defined her rarely aligned. She grew up learning how to engage with, assimilate to, and operate in different cultures, customs, and norms in each location to navigate and understand each society and her role within it. As her identity, particularly her black female identity, was challenged in each society, she developed a fascination with the concepts of identity and belonging.
Elizabeth has B.A. in International Studies and Interpersonal Communication and an MBA and now works for a Big Four consulting firm in Organizational Change Management.