With today’s increased focus on diversity and inclusion, executives, chief diversity officers, and human resources leaders love to extol the value of bringing our authentic selves to the workplace. Still, for many African American women in corporate America, that platitude falls on deaf ears.
So, in this episode, we talk to Shayna Renee Hammond about the state of African American Women in the public and private sector.
Shayna Renee Hammond is a leadership and life coach who has coached and developed thousands of school and senior leaders within the education and non-profit sectors for 20 years. She is the Founder and CEO of Lead For Liberation (formerly known as Teach To Lead), a leadership development organization dedicated to guiding organizations, school districts, foundations, and communities to demystify and operationalize liberatory cultures. Through Lead For Liberation’s (L4L) support, schools and organizations across America have experienced unprecedented school growth and achievement outcomes, inclusive school and organizational cultures, and strengthened teacher, principal, and senior leader retention.
Inspired by the success of L4L and her calling to raise global consciousness, Shayna recently founded IndigoWomen, a coaching and consulting practice dedicated to creating spaces, methods, and conditions for Black women in leadership to thrive. In this capacity, Shayna coaches individuals and groups of Black women leaders from around the globe in a spiritually-inspired and research-based coaching methodology created by and for Black women.