Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever

Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever


Book Synopsis:

How Exceptional Black Women Lead brings together compelling research, hard data, and generously shared personal advice to unlock the secrets to exceptional success for today’s Black woman. Shared in these pages are perspectives gathered from 70 exceptional Black women leaders, each who've blazed a trail in corporations, non-profit organizations, as public servants, activists, elected officials, entertainers or entrepreneurs. From the C-Suite to the Streets, and even to the Halls of Congress, How Exceptional Black Women Lead relays the strategies and techniques that result in breaking away from the pack, making your mark, and overcoming the layered challenges every Black woman faces on her way to the top.

How Exceptional Black Women Lead features: Vanessa De Luca (Editor-in-Chief, Essence Magazine); Rep. Gwen Moore (U. S. House of Representatives); Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (Former Mayor, City of Baltimore); Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook (Former U. S. Ambassador-at-Large); Shellye Archambeau (CEO of MetricStream); Charisse Lillie (President of the Comcast Foundation); Denise Evans (Vice President, IBM); Erika Irish Brown (Global Head of Diversity, Bloomberg); Dr. Julianne Malveaux (Economist, Activist, President Emerita of Bennett College for Women); Dr. Jane Smith (Vice President for College Relations, Spelman College); Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron (President & CEO of YWCA USA); Teresa Younger, (President, Ms. Foundation for Women); Roslyn Brock (Chair, NAACP); Melanie Campbell (President, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and Convener, Black Women's Roundtable); Dr. Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson (International President, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and Sr. Vice President, Goodwill Industries); Dr. Paulette Walker, (National President, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.); Dee Marshall, (Entrepreneur, Television Personality); Bishop Coretta Vaughn, Star of Oxygen Network's Preachers of Detroit; Sharene "Shay" Wood, (President & CEO 5001 Flavors, Harlem Haberdashery, and Designer to the Stars); and many, many more.

About The Author:

Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Solutionist, Career Reinvention Strategist, and Founder & CEO of the Exceptional Leadership Institute, a global personal and professional development firm that’s grounded in the notion that the best leadership is diverse leadership. As such, ELI helps organizations and diverse talent maximize their potential for exceptional success in an increasingly complex and interconnected world.

Dr. Avis’ clients range the gamut from major corporations, non-profit organizations and governmental institutions to individuals who are ready for an elite coaching experience in order to maximizing their career success. Across the spectrum, Dr. Avis understands how to face challenging issues, develop impact strategies for change, and ultimately help her clients break through to next-level success.

Additionally, Dr. Avis serves as a Regular Guest Host and Contributor on TV One, PBS, Sirius XM Radio, the Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, and NBC BLK. Her views have also been shared on a wide range of additional media outlets including CNN, C-Span, BET, NBC, BBC, NPR, the Washington Post, the Atlantic and many more.

To find out more about Dr. Avis or to receive regular tips and information on leveraging the power of diversity or maximizing career success, log on to: exceptionalleadershipinstitute.com.