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Elizabeth Leiba

Director of Instructional Design and Innovation
Center Education Group

Elizabeth Leiba is a writer, college professor, and advocate for Black businesswomen. She has over 100,000 followers on LinkedIn who range in age, race, background, and location primarily in the US, Canada, and the UK.

Her passion for Black history changed her life. It catapulted her into a fulfilling line of work as a powerful advocate of social justice and equity for Black women, especially Black businesswomen. Elizabeth strives to create resources that support, empower, and amplify Black businesswomen and their businesses.

She was featured in the 2020 New York Times article, “Black LinkedIn Is Thriving. Does LinkedIn Have a Problem With That?” highlighting her social justice advocacy work. The response to this article spurred her to launch her online, accessible e-learning platform, Black History & Culture Academy. This incredible educational resource earned her the recognition of a LinkedIn TOP VOICE in Education in 2020.

She is also the host of Black Power Moves, a podcast on EBONY Media Covering Black America Podcast Network, and is a published writer. Her most recent writing includes an Op-Ed piece on racial profiling for CNN, which had over 2 million views on their news website.

In early 2022, Elizabeth launched her website directory, Black Women Handle Business, the premier website for Black women entrepreneurs and professionals to network, collaborate and share resources.

She is the bestselling author of I’m Not Yelling, and resides in Washington, DC.

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Events featuring Elizabeth Leiba
Events featuring Elizabeth Leiba