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Our December Guests

December 20, 2020

2020: The Year of Pandemic, Protests, and Politics: Preparing for a Brighter Day


Patricia Russell McCloud

Speaker, Author, and Attorney

Russell-McCloud is a “visual speaking experience.” With more than 20 years on the lecture circuit, she is categorized as being one of the nation’s best. Her speaking style is engaging, highly substantive, well-researched, pertinent to her audiences, and entertaining, whether for the public or private sector. She is distinguished and distinct. Her style is classified as "big, broad and animated", which leaves her audiences anxious for more. With each presentation she demonstrates, yet again, that she is a master at her craft as she artfully seeks to master the spoken word. In sum, this is a “speaker’s speaker” who specializes ascertaining the organization’s culture, interests and challenges The client, in turn, receives the value-add of the experience and exposure to this qualitatively measurable speaker who is, in a word, unforgettable.


Sonia Jackson Myles

Sonia is the Founder, President & CEO of The Sister Accord Foundation, which has 3 areas of focus: Educating girls and women, Enlightening girls and women of the Power of Sisterhood and Eradicating bullying and violence against girls and women. She is also the Founder & CEO of The Accord Group LLC, which is a leadership development, executive coaching, employee engagement, branding & diversity consultancy. She launched her Dreamwalking® Executive Coaching & Leadership Development Program in 2015 and now has hundreds of “Dreamwalkers” (Mentees) walking in purpose and Designing Their Destinies.

December 6, 2020

2020: The Year of Pandemic,
Protests, and Politics

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Jotaka Eaddy, 

Full Circle Strategies
Founder & CEO

Jotaka L. Eaddy is the founder and CEO of Full Circle Strategies, LLC - a social impact consulting firm committed to advancing transformative change and global impact. Described as the “Olivia Pope of Silicon Valley” by Forbes Magazine, Jotaka is a dedicated and seasoned strategist with more than 20 years of experience in policy, advocacy, and movement building.


Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd

Gwendolyn Elizabeth Boyd is an engineer and is described as a dynamic and relevant leader,  a prolific motivational speaker, a powerful preacher and a prominent advocate for STEM (Science, Technology,  Engineering and Mathematics) education.  Boyd earned her B.S. from Alabama State University  with a major in mathematics and a double minor in physics and music. She received a fellowship and was the first African-American female to earn a M. S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University. She has earned both the M. Div. and D. Min. Degrees from Howard University.

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