Andrea is a strategist, dealmaker, author and the founder and CEO of Culture Shift Labs (CSL) a diversity and innovation consultancy. She’s been at the forefront of diversity and innovation since 1999.
CSL advises Fortune 500’s, Tech Companies, Investors (Private Equity|Venture|Impact|Family Offices), Non Profits and Private Clients on growth and innovation through diversity and inclusion. Andrea consults with C-suite executives and their teams across a wide range of industries to identify opportunities that deliver social and financial returns.
Andrea conceived the Knowledge + Network Formula to help companies drive tangible outcomes. She also conceived and produces invite-only convenings like the Culture Shifting Weekend. This summit unites over 350 technologists, innovators, investors, tech leaders, CEOs and social impact leaders of color and allies to enable deals and collaborations.
Andrea serves on the advisory council of JPMorgan Chase Advancing Black Pathways and as a Senior Fellow of Social Innovation at Babson College, a top-ranked entrepreneurship business school.
Andrea is a frequent speaker, having moderated or participated in panels and keynotes at Milken Global Conference, National Association of Corporate Directors, Congressional Black Caucus, Association of National Advertisers, Honda Motor Company, Billie Jean King’s Leadership Institute and XCON among others. She has also been featured in Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Fortune and on Bloomberg TV.
Andrea is the author of The Innovation Diversity Connection, co-author of Black Is the New Green and 50 BILLION Dollar Boss: African American Women Sharing Stories of Success in Entrepreneurship and Leadership (nominated for a 2015 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work).