Dr. Avis Jones-Deweever

Founder & CEO
Exceptional Leadership Insitute

Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever is the Author of the award-winning book, How Exceptional Black Women Lead, and Founder of the Exceptional Leadership Institute, a global personal and professional development firm grounded in the notion that the best leadership is diverse leadership.

As a prolific writer, Dr. Avis is the author or co-author of numerous publications, a selection of which include: The State of Black Women in the U.S. 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018; Beyond Broke: Why Closing the Racial Wealth Gap is a Priority for National Economic Security; Massive Resistance: A Way Forward for Black America in the Wake of Trump and You Mad? Black Women, Work, and the Normalcy of Disrespect.
Dr. Avis’ distinct perspectives have been shared through a variety of media sources, including TV One’s NewsOne Now with Roland Martin, PBS’ To the Contrary, CNN, C-Span, BET, BBC, NPR, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, Essence Magazine and many more.



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