Diversity Dialogue: Women’s Work

The topic of our March 7th Diversity Dialogue was Women’s Work. March is Women’s History Month and this dialogue highlighted work being done by some incredible women who are crossing cultural barriers to contribute to community building and belonging. Julie Sanchez started the conversation sharing about her business in coaching professional women of color. She engaged with Clydia Early, owner of BIPOCA Incubator and Gallery, about cultivating diverse talent. Next, Rebecca Reeder hosted a Q&A with the local community group “Sister 2 Sister”, a group of local women who get together and discuss cultural differences. Learn more about our speakers below and view the Powerpoint Presentation here. Find photos of the event on our Facebook page.

Meet our Guest Speakers

Julie Sanchez

CEO, Expert Business Solutions LLC

Expert Business Solutions LLC was birthed by an African American female, Julie Sanchez, who passionately believes in leaning in and working to become the solution to whatever challenges we face in the world today.

Expert Business Solutions LLC (”EBS”) offers executive coaching and leadership training services. EBS provides safe, healing spaces for Black professional women and leaders to navigate racism, create their narrative, develop innovative strategies, and respond from a place of power instead of injury. CEO Sanchez is a professional speaker and conducts a variety of team-building, and training workshops. EBS also helps organizations create strategies that bring polarized groups together and partners with leaders to create energized plans.

With a focus on the complete person, EBS offers leadership assessments that help clients affect dynamic personal awareness and growth while providing measured success. Sanchez is an ICF-certified coach that has developed award-winning teams and has been recognized for her work with underestimated entrepreneurs. EBS also works in the area of racial equity.

With customized workshops ranging from how to become a powerful leader, to teaching marginalized populations how to regain their voice and power, EBS is truly a one-stop shop.

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Clydia Early

Owner, BIPOCA Incubator and Gallery

Rebecca Reeder

Rebecca Reeder retired in 2009 from 27 years of teaching in Southwest Allen County Schools.

Since then, she has served as a mentor teacher for more than twenty summer institutes for the Center for Civic Education, and was the director for both state and national professional development summer programs. She has traveled to Macedonia, Malawi, India, Thailand, and Armenia to train teachers in civic education strategies. In addition to her work with civic education, Rebecca has been an instructor for masters level teaching courses at IPFW, worked as the Education Program Director at the Embassy Theatre, and is currently contracted with the Center for Civic Education as the coordinator of a national competition.

Learn about our upcoming Diversity Dialogue events here.