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Avis Jones Deweever

Communication, Communication Skills, Diversity, Leadership

Travels from Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Avis Jones Deweever's speaking fee falls within range:
$10,000 to $15,000 (Speakers' virtual presentation fees are generally around 60-80% of the in-person fee range noted here.)

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Avis Jones Deweever Profile

Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever is a Career Reinvention Strategist, Diversity Consultant, and Women’s Empowerment Expert.  She’s the Founder of the Exceptional Leadership Institute for Women, a global personal and professional development firm that helps established and aspiring entrepreneurs and executives experience accelerated success while building a holistic life they love.  She’s also the President of Incite Unlimited, a Washington, DC-based boutique consulting firm specializing in diversity consulting, communications strategy and the development and implementation of impactful research.

Dr. Avis formerly served as the youngest ever Executive Director of the National Council of Negro Women, a historic membership organization touching the lives of over four million women of African descent worldwide.  She’s had the honor of being the Keynote Speaker to the Inaugural President of the United States’ Young African Leaders Summit and was a Featured Speaker before the World Bank.  She currently conducts workshops and trainings on women’s career and entrepreneurial success on behalf of U.S. Embassies across the globe and helps corporations better design and implement strategies to maximize the power of diversity and inclusion at work as well as for the marketplace of today and tomorrow.  For individuals, Dr. Avis coaches one-on-one, in small groups, and through on-line courses in order to help her clients Master the Art of the Career Shift.  In so doing, she helps women shift their careers in three distinct areas: (1) ascending to leadership within their current professional space; (2) safely and effectively transitioning to a new career; or (3) making the ultimate shift, from employee to successful entrepreneur.

Find Dr. Avis regularly as a Contributor to TV One’s NewsOne Now with Roland Martin, PBS’ To the Contrary, Sirius XM Radio’s The Agenda, and the Huffington Post.

Avis Jones Deweever Speaking Videos

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Avis Jones Deweever's Speech Descriptions

Diversity Matters
How to Maximize the Power of America's Future for Your Bottom Line Today

Addressing the Invisible
Making the Leap from Unconscious Bias to Inherent Inclusion

Beyond Walking on Eggshells
Addressing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Era of Trump

So You Think You're Not Racist
Uncovering and Attacking Unconscious (and Overt) Bias on Campus

Massive Resistance
A Way Forward for Black America in the Wake of Trump

And All the Women are White
Why Gender Equity is Not Enough

Equity at the Intersection
Leadership Sucess Strategies for Women of Color

The Promotion Formula
Five Steps to Get from NOW to Your NEXT!

Courageous Conversations
How to Communicate with Power Without Being Perceived as an Angry Black Woman

BOSS UP!
How to Escape the Rat-Race and Build Your Own Empire Instead

What People are Saying about Seeing Avis Speak

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“Attendees were very appreciative and inspired by her message. Dr. Jones-DeWeever is one of the top speakers we have ever had!”

“It is amazing to hear the voice my heart & mind has often felt and thought in Corporate America! It is courageous to bring this important topic to the forefront and explain it so eloquently. PLEASE take this awesome message to the top of the mountain and let the world know, we are Phenomenal Women!”

“Dr. Jones-DeWeever was very effective in reaching multiple audiences. She prompted participants to move the conversation about the role of women forward and to develop action plans. She was approachable and relatable and this prompted our participants to engage with her after sessions for one on one conversations.”

“Working with Dr. Jones-DeWeever was an absolute pleasure. I would work with her again and highly recommend her locally and internationally. Her real world experience and approachability added a great dimension to the program especially in reaching youth in The Bahamas.”

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Books by Avis Jones Deweever:

How Exceptional Black Women Lead: Unlocking the Secrets to Creating Phenomenal Success in Career and in Life

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.

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