HEADQUARTERS: Atlanta, Georgia
WEBSITE: www.fordharrison.com
BUSINESS: Law firm
REVENUES: $72 million
TITLE: Diversity & Inclusion Partner
EDUCATION: JD, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
WHAT I’M READING: Hiking Through: Finding Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail, by Paul Stutzman
INTERESTS: Sewing, working out, reading

Are there any organizations that you or your family has been a part of that benefited you?

Our family is rooted in the Tampa Based Seminole Heights Baptist Church Congregation. Through our work with the Church we have been involved in multiple outreach efforts that have changed the course of our lives forever. As a family we feed the homeless and those in need on a weekly basis, sponsor families in Guatemala and Haiti,
and give of ourselves and our resources.

What do you think is the greatest issue or dilemma facing the African American community today?

Complacency. There is no sense of urgency to ensure that our world continues to move in the right direction. Our communities and families are fragmented with no clear direction or inspiration other than what we may think is best for ourselves in the moment. We are programmed to hate ourselves and who we are and instead live out the stereotypes society gives us.

Are there any words of wisdom you would like to pass along to our readers?

Make your own choices. Determine what you want to do with your life, outline a strategy for success, engage those successful individuals around you to be your champion, and follow your dream.