Deborah Augustine Elam

Deborah Augustine Elam is the President and CEO of Corporate Playbook™ and is one of the foremost experts and champions of leadership development, diversity, inclusion, and philanthropy. As a corporate pioneer, Deborah made history when GE’s board of directors appointed her as the first-ever black female corporate officer.

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Charmaine Caccioppi

Charmaine Caccioppi serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the United Way of Southeast Louisiana and oversees United Way’s Governmental Relations and Community Impact departments. Mrs. Caccioppi was inducted into the Louisiana Center for Women in Government and Business Hall of Fame in 2014 and received the Libby Milton Champion for Children Award in 2016.

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Jo-Ná A. Williams, Esq.

Jo-Ná A. Williams, Esq. is an attorney, advisor, and business coach who founded J.A. Williams Law in 2011 to provide artists, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders with ways to successfully navigate their careers and provide assistance with their business and intellectual property matters. She was recently named one of the Top 40 Lawyers under 40 in the country by the National Black Lawyers.

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Marion Biglan

Marion is a coach, collaborator and community builder, and also Facilitator of Tide Risers Philadelphia. Marion coaches mission-driven leaders and consults with education and social-impact organizations through her business, MHBiglan Consulting, and through a collaborative she co-founded called Talent Impact Partners.

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Cate Swinburn

Cate Swinburn is the President of YouthForce NOLA, an education, business, and civic collaborative that envisions a future in which New Orleans public high school graduates are thriving economically, and are the most sought after talent for hiring and advancement in high-wage, fast-growing industries.

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