Areas of Expertise:
- Leadership, Personal Empowerment & Development
- Executive Presence & C-Suite Level Engagement
- Globalization, Innovation & Team Transformation
- Diversity Inclusion Innovation: Legal, Business, Technology and Philanthropy
- Empowerment & Turn Around Coaching
- Young Women & Girls of Color Empowerment
- Winning Edge. How Women of Color Can Master the Art of Argument and Persuasion (2016 release)
- The Evolution of Brilliance: Voices Celebrating the Importance of Women (2011)
- The Laws of the New Game Changers. How to Make Impacts that Take You forward (2013)
- Published Anthology Submissions
- Gumbo for the Soul: The Recipe for Literacy in the Black Community Anthology (2007) Quiet Persistence by Raye Mitchell. Editor Beverly Johnson.
- Sister to Sister: Guide for African American Girls. (2011) Lights, Camera Action Be the Director of Your Destiny by Raye Mitchell. Editor Linda Ellis Eastman.
- Invisible No More: How Young Black Women and Girst Rise-Up as Leaders
- Homeless. The Battle for the American Dream of Homeownership (non-fiction 2016 release) Part of The Harvard Litigator series. www.TheHarvardLitigator.com
Seminars or Keynote Topics:
- How to achieve effective diversity leadership in philanthropy, innovation, technology, law,
business and the entertainment sectors.
- How to be an effective leader that commands respect.
- How to break through clutter to be heard. Building your brand and platform.
- Own the room. How to be an effective public speaker & influencer.
- Living the dream. Faith, redemption and restoration in overcoming setbacks.
- How to break into the business side of the entertainment industry.
- Radical thinking in supporting young women and girls of color as global leaders.Carla Blacker considers herself first and foremost a spiritual being having a human experience for God, Creator Source.
Personal mission statement:
I focus on accelerating access to and opportunities for women and girls of color to be empowered as current and future global leaders, she works to meet the unmet needs of the millions of millennial women and women and girls of color who seek inclusion and fresh thinking from a vantage point that reflects their own life experiences. I believe in the positive power of redemption, and faith in helping women and girls recover from setbacks and disappoints to rebuild, restore and lead forward.
Statement of capabilities & credentials:
Dr. Raye Mitchell is an author, public speaker, and retired attorney with expertise in entertainment law, privacy and consumer rights who practiced consumer law in California for 25+ years. Dr. Mitchell writes and speaks to raise awareness of important issues that will help disrupt the status quo and improve opportunities for women and girls of color in California, the nation and the global community. In 2007, she started a foundation called The New Reality Foundation, Inc (www.NewReality.org) to help woman and girls of color excel as global leaders. In her humanitarian work, she has impacted the lives of thousands of girls and woman locally, nationwide and around the world. www.WomenLeadForward.com
Dr. Mitchell is a passionate philanthropist and the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious Jefferson Award, the Nobel Prize for Public Service, the Lizzie Glide Woman of Vision Award in October, 2014 from the Mary Elizabeth Inn, celebrating their centennial anniversary and founded by Lizzie Glide, a turn of the century philanthropist concerned for women, is a ?safe house? for courageous women escaping homelessness as they struggle to reset their lives disrupted by domestic violence. The Charles Houston Bar Association honored Dr. Mitchell with the Benjamin Travis Community Service Award and KQED/Wells Fargo Bank Public Media Women?s History Month Local Hero, the Women?s Initiative for Self-Employment?s 2011 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year.
A native of Los Angeles, California, Dr. Mitchell attended school at Los Angeles High School before being selected by the University of Southern California (USC) as 1 of only 20 qualified applicants worldwide to enter the highly competitive and prestigious Resident Honors Program for early admission to USC. She then earned a Bachelor of Science in public policy from the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy, an MBA from USC Marshall School of Business, and a JD from Harvard Law School. Dr. Mitchell?s professional experience includes working at such prestigious corporations as General Mills, RJR Nabisco, the Gillette Company, and the Colgate Palmolive Company prior to her leaving to attend Harvard Law School.
Dr. Mitchell is relentless in her pursuit of innovative solutions to some of the most persistent and consistent social, economic and attitudinal issues holding women and girls, especially women and girls of color back from being recognized for their invaluable contributions to our global community as leaders, game changers and contributors to innovation. She writes fiction works under the character line of www.TheHarvardLitigator.com to raise awareness about important issues about women and girls. The proceeds benefit the New Reality Foundation.