Antoinetta Mosley is the author of Happy Birthday, Tulip and Violet.
She is also the CEO and Principal Leader at I Follow the Leader LLC, a strategic consulting firm specializing in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategy, initiatives, and education. Launched in 2016 to heighten awareness and readiness of DEI initiatives within companies, centering on diversity, equity and inclusion can be difficult or uncomfortable for some audiences. But when Antoinetta gets on the stage or into a breakout session, she brings with her an approachable yet vibrant energy that is immediately disarming. She welcomes the audience into the DEI conversation, helps them find themselves within it and then offers clear-cut solutions to move forward. Antoinetta’s impact has been praised by so many because her expertise is always accompanied by genuine compassion. partners with organizations to move them along the diversity continuum, improve their overall culture and increase profitability, creativity and innovation.
After earning her Bachelor of Science from Georgia Institute of Technology, Antoinetta went on to pursue a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management from Western Michigan University (WMU). It was there at WMU that Antoinetta's passion for DEI deepened while interviewing CEOs from across the country on their diversity efforts. Her research culminated in an award-winning graduate paper, "Diversity in Nonprofit Leadership: Overcoming Barriers" and a clear-cut career path.
She is currently based in Durham, North Carolina where she also serves as the Vice President of Education for Durham Toastmasters. Antoinetta enjoys volunteering with local nonprofits, reading novels and traveling around the country to speak on DEI.
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