Dr. Maya A. Beasley is the Co-Founder and a principal at the T10 Group, a diversity consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. and California. She is also a research professor and the director of the Diversity 360 Initiative at the University of Maryland. Maya served as a tenured associate professor of sociology at the University of Connecticut for 11 years. Her first book, Opting Out: Why America Is Losing Out On Its Young Black Elite, was published by the University of Chicago Press. She is currently finishing her second book, The Social Portfolio: Building Up and On The Capital of Minority and Female Professionals.
In addition to her consulting and academic work, Dr. Beasley is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. Dr. Beasley also serves on the strategic board for Untapped, an impact-focused initiative that provides financial capital and strategic guidance to a network of entrepreneurs of color, and is a member of the international advisory board for GlobalMindED. Interviews with and opinion pieces by Dr. Beasley regularly appear in major media outlets such as The New York Times, USA Today, Huffington Live, The Wall Street Journal, and NBC. She earned her A.B. from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in sociology from Stanford University.
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