Founder, Change Cadet, USA
The Change Cadet consulting firm offers a broad array of diversity and anti-racism services including executive coaching, strategic planning, crisis rebuilding, and facilitation. Cadet is a French term that means soldier (and happens to be Akilah’s last name). As it’s often an uphill battle for BIPOC, women, and marginalized communities to achieve success in the workplace, Change Cadet prepares soldiers of change to overcome these continuous battles to be their best selves. Akilah has 15+ years of experience working in various organizations, with both private and public sector companies. Dubbed the Oliva Pope of Wine by Fattorini she advocates for diversity in the wine industry. She literally has all the degrees, lives in Oakland, and is a proud Beyoncé advocate.