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Audience in Lecture






founder, CEO


First Years Leadership Solutions


TSJ believes in the transformative power of values-based leadership to address society’s most dynamic social problems. She strengthens leaders and teams by centering the value of lived experiences and collective knowledge to build bridges between ideas, decision-makers, and communities to do the most good for Black and Brown communities that have been disproportionately impacted by inequity. Curious, an authentic leader, and a social impact entrepreneur at heart, TSJ conceptualizes, adapts, and leads teams to execute breakthrough ventures or initiatives from proof of concept to scale. Her work leverages 20 years of experience in startups, government, and non-profit management to support and develop mission-driven leaders and teams. TSJ loves working with leaders to steer their organizations through complex situations, building and rebuilding, and cultivating diverse, inclusive, and resilient teams. TSJ is an unbound Black woman, bolstered by her incredible faith and her love for the limitlessness of Black and Brown people. She is the proud daughter of Haitian immigrants, a forever New Yorker, and a lover of big ideas and possibilities. TSJ is a graduate of Boston University and Harvard University. She loves good food, good jokes, and good times with friends and family.

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