From the Cubicle to the Boardroom

Women of color make up 38 % of the nation’s female population, 35 % of the female labor force and 16.5 % of workers in S&P 500 companies. Yet, they represent just 3.9 % of executive or senior-level officials and managers, and less than 1 % of CEOs in these companies. So what causes the disconnect? How can we get more women of color to the c-suite, on the board of directors and at the head of Fortune 500 companies?

Cheryl Cooper, Executive Leadership Coach and founder of The Women’s Empowerment Institute, has over 30 years experience in the corporate sector. She knows firsthand that there is a need to equip women of color with tools and resources required to get a seat at the boardroom table. Her philosophy combines compassionate leadership practices with executive-level corporate strategies to move the needle forward for women leaders.

Executive Coaching

“Cheryl is quiet in her approach, but forceful in her passion which allows her to ask the difficult questions, push for understanding and reveal the deepest level of truth that exists. With her, it is clear that you have an advocate, someone who believes in you, sometimes more than you believe in yourself.”

– Katrinda McQueen, Director of Change Management, Strategic Initiatives

Entrepreneurship Coaching

“I am really great at what I do but now I’m really wanting to fully scale my business and grow to the next level up. Cheryl showed me some key strategies about how to build my team & scale my business up! She helped me see some of my business blind spots!”

– Ekene Onu, World Renowned Speaker, Coach & Consultant

Executive/Life Coaching

“Participating in this mastermind/leadership training helped me define my passion and a strategy for implementing it. I loved it so much that I decided to invest further in myself and hired Cheryl to become my Executive/Life Coach and boy am I glad I did.  The experience was transformative.  I now realize I’m in control of my destiny, as well as, recognize that I’m a leader even if I don’t wear a manager or director title in corporate America.”

Thank you, Cheryl, for helping me put my dreams to the test and uplevel my leadership game!

-Dorothea Davis, Executive Assistance to Former CEO and Executive Chair, Cisco



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