Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
Founder, Lead Consultant
Christal L. Morris
Dr. Morris has worked for many fortune 500 organizations leading human capital functions, and diversity and inclusion. She served as Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity for a leading Human Capital firm, where she was responsible for developing and implementing inclusion and diversity efforts for over 40,000 colleagues located in more than 120 countries.
Her portfolio included broadening leadership accountability for diversity through targeted visible leadership commitment; design and delivery of diversity and inclusion courses to address unconscious bias and cross-cultural competence, as well as talent management and work-life flexibility programs. She has also held prominent leadership roles in healthcare, entertainment, and professional services organizations.
Dr. Morris has a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership, a Master’s degree in Organizational Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology.
Dr. Morris enjoys sharing her knowledge of diversity and talent management by often speaking at conferences. Originally from San Diego California, she has a love for travel and is proud to have traveled to 49 of 50 states,as well as over 50 countries. She enjoys volunteering, serving on community boards, spends a lot of time caring for her mom, and mentoring young women.
Diversity & Inclusion
Monica Cannon possesses twenty- five plus years of experience leading teams in sales, marketing, and diversity and inclusion capacities for companies and organizations like Cox Communications, BET- Black Entertainment Television, ESPN, the Walt Disney Company, UMass Memorial Health Care, and Just in Time for Foster Youth.
Cannon was responsible for increasing the distribution and creating marketing strategies for cable television networks as well as other emerging platforms. In the diversity and inclusion roles she led and directed diversity and inclusion efforts while consulting with and guiding executive leaders on how to create an inclusive, equitable, and collaborative work environment for all of their employees.
Cannon’s experience also spans the nonprofit sector inclusive of social services, higher education, and K-12 education. Cannon’s roles have included assisting homeless adults in gaining and retaining employment, recruiting graduate students, and recruiting and training foster parents and volunteers.
Currently Cannon leads the Talent function for a non-profit that supports transition age foster youth once they age out of the foster care system. and as an Independent Consultant, Cannon partners with clients to help them build cultures that support their equity, inclusion, and belonging commitments in the workplace and in their communities.
Cannon received a Bachelor of Science in Mass Media Communications from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma and a Master of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management in Chicago, Illinois.
Cannon’s passion for diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice have been at the center of her life and career. She desires for us all to be seen, valued and heard in our work and life so we can pursue our purpose with meaning and forward energy. In her spare time, Cannon enjoys exploring her neighborhood in Fayetteville, NC, traveling, and attending live sporting events.