Aisha Adams is an influencer with a heart for community economic development who champions social change advocates, thought leaders, and courageous disruptors. She is founder and CEO of Aisha Adams Media LLC, organizer of Equity Over Everything and the Lenoir-Rhyne Equity and Diversity Institute (LREDI) Program Developer.
Her other ventures include the Asheville View, a daytime-style talk show that addresses “hot button” issues in Asheville, Nappy Thoughts, a personal blog followed by thousands of people on social media, and the Entrepreneurial Accelerator, a business bootcamp that ties fledgling businesses to community resources.
Aisha is widely recognized for contributions towards cultivating spaces of diversity, equity inclusion and for her impact in the entrepreneurial
ecosystem. In 2020, she received both The Tzedeck
Brilliance Award and The Martin Luther King Award.
Equity Over Everything: Cultivating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Understanding equity, diversity and inclusion is the key to untangling the complexity of social issues. In this talk, professionals make meaning of and draw distinctions between diversity, equity, and inclusion, and leave inspired to help cultivate safe spaces within their communities and workplaces.
- Participants will be able to learn the difference between equity, advocacy, and activism.
- Participants will learn what it takes to start cultivating spaces of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Conscious Leadership: The Courage Principle
The Courage Principle is the continued practice of using courage as a proposition so that it serves as the foundational ingredient of your leadership ethos. In this talk, professionals will learn how to identify their professional influence and activate their courage to help them lead change.
- Participants will learn the fundamentals of The Courage Principle.
- Participants will identify their personal influence.
“Camp High Rocks is an all boys adventure summer camp. We reached out to Aisha to discuss topics around justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Aishia’s message went above and beyond the desired outcome. Our staff were welcomed and encouraged to embark in conversations that promoted growth as people and a community. Her general demeanor and approachable nature provided a unique and powerful space for our community. Aisha was able to guide our counselors in important dialogue while highlighting the importance of being an inclusive and open community. Aisha was a great facilitator and provided a high quality community moment.”
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