Demetria Miles-McDonald is the Founder and CEO of Decide Diversity, a company focused on increasing the presence and effectiveness of underrepresented groups in the workplace, specifically in leadership positions. Demetria specializes in bringing the experiences of people who identify with two or more marginalized groups to the forefront, to better understand and utilize the strengths they bring to the workplace. Demetria's experience in industrial and organizational psychology have energized her to take action and lead today's leaders away from stereotypes and biases that prevent qualified people from reaching their highest potential.
Demetria's powerful presentations and workshops make leaders think outside the box and consider solutions that move organizations forward. As a partner to many leaders across the country, Demetria works side by side with teams to increase diversity and improve inclusionary behavior in an effort to positively impact business results. Demetria's unique perspective as an intersectional employee, leader, and researcher brings clarity, freshness, and focus to issues at work that may otherwise go unnoticed.
Demetria was recently awarded the 2019 Young Leader of Louisville award from Louisville Business First and the 2018 Member of the Year award from the National Association of Women Business Owners Kentucky chapter. Demetria is a 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award Nominee and a 2018 Trustee of Inclusion and Equity Nominee. These awards were presented due to Demetria's work in diversity and inclusion in the community. Demetria serves on a number of non-profit boards to help bring a focus to diversity, intersectionality, inclusion, and equity.
Demetria volunteers at various organizations such as her local SHRM state council, leading diversity and inclusion efforts, but is most dedicated to the Urban League where she leads a resume writing workshop twice a month to help people from traditionally underserved areas get back into the workforce. Demetria's passion for demanding equality for the marginalized, oppressed, and underrepresented is her life's work.
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