EMPOWERING DIVERSE TALENT The Experience is a virtual program to support Black women in building their leadership skills, develop a greater understanding of workplace issues, and leverage practical tools to increase impact.

As double outsiders by both gender and ethnicity, Black women face unique professional experiences that can lead to being overlooked and feelings of frustration. Through a combination of individual coaching, skills development modules and facilitator-led cohort calls with other Black women leaders, The Experience gives support and instruction on gaining visibility around accomplishments and planning for future career growth.

The program includes:

  • Individual coaching meetings
  • Virtual skills-building sessions
  • Small group coaching calls (cohorts)
  • Prestigious guest speakers
  • Assessment instruments with feedback
  • Leadership Development Plan
  • Select readings to supplement learnings

PROGRAM COACHES A Program For Black Women Delivered By Black Women


Lisa Brooks Greaux, EdD, is the Principal and Founder of the leadership training firm SYNC and has over 25 years of leadership and executive development experience.


Lisa Mathis is Vice President, Consulting Initiatives at The Leader's Edge and has more than 20 years of experience coaching executive leaders and facilitating team development.


Cheryl Henderson, PsyD, is a Senior Consultant at The Leader's Edge and an accomplished coach and leadership development professional.

Denise Williams, EdD, is an experienced executive coach, Adjunct Professor at New York University and Seton Hall University, and a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Client Testimonials



Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


MAXIMUS is proud to have sponsored women in A Leadership Experience for Black Women. The program provides our valued Black women leaders with both a community of support and builds key workplace skills. MAXIMUS is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and The Experience is a fantastic tool in our toolbox as we continue to invest in the talent within our own organization.



Vice President, Customer Engagement, Northeast

Genentech is proud to have sponsored two rising stars in The Experience. The program offers the rare opportunity to freely share with other Black professional women who can truly relate.

The one-one-one coaching sessions were invaluable to our leaders! The coaches challenged and encouraged them to dig deeper which has strengthened their ability to bring their authentic self to work and has helped them to show up even more powerfully in their work and with their teams.

Our leaders described The Experience as career and life changing!

Graduate Testimonials

A Leadership Experience for Black Women exceeded my expectations and I feel motivated - and equipped - to bring the next level of leadership to my work. As a result of this program, I am excited to use my newfound skills and grow my career at CSL.

I intend to continue to seek opportunities to gain efficiency, to learn more about our business and our customers so I can demonstrate value above and beyond my objectives, to develop the skills CSL will need for future enterprise growth and strive to “level up” my capabilities, and to leverage my internal network to develop as a corporate citizen. I am very grateful to have been identified for this program and that my company made the investment in my professional development.



Senior Director, Global Commercial Development

Senior Director, Global Commercial Development

A Leadership Experience for Black Women came at the right time for me because I was thinking about what I wanted to do next in my career, but was not doing a good job of holding myself accountable. The program elevated my confidence by giving me tools to recognize and own my power, ask for what I want, and identify ways to collaborate better with others.

Also, having an executive coach was amazing! My coach was supportive, enthusiastic, and challenged me to be accountable for my career development through focused and honest dialogue about my strengths and areas of improvement. Finally, having the monthly skills sessions - followed by the smaller cohort calls - forced me to think about self-development. Now I have a plan and have shared my hopes for career advancement with my manager!



Vice President, Strategic Partnerships

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships

I have participated in a number of leadership development programs throughout my career, and The Leader's Edge was by far the most impactful! it provided the opportunity - for the first time in my 20+ year career - to be developed by people who looked like me and with whom I had shared lived experiences. The executive coaching transformed my leadership journey by providing a place to grow and develop. I strongly believe that black females should also experience the comfort, joy and ease of working with the cadre of superbly qualified and highly talented black coaches at The Leader's Edge.



Deputy General Counsel


A Leadership Experience for Black Women has cultivated a safe space that integrates the unique journey of Black women with edifying leadership principles and strategies.

A program that does not seek to negate nor diminish, but to validate and build upon the core of who we are as professional Black women. Our experience is distinctive; having executive coaches and cohorts of women who share this reality is revitalizing.

I am leaving this program firmly rooted, with sharpened tools of awareness and strategic thinking, emboldened by the knowledge of what can be!



Head of Legal / Corporate Secretary Aflac Global Ventures


The most impactful part of A Leadership Experience for Black Women program for me was learning the importance of being bold about discussing my achievements through storytelling. 

I was also able to build my external network and hear different perspectives around leadership, which was an invaluable opportunity.


Director, Government & Regulatory Affairs, Pacific Northwest Region

When I was presented with the opportunity to participate in A Leadership Experience for Black Women, I was beyond excited and enthusiastic. Now that I have finished the program, I have come to realize even more how much I truly NEEDED this program for my personal and professional development.

The community of successful, influential, and selfless Black women executives that I was privileged to work alongside are the spark that continues to drive me towards excellence in every professional endeavor. Moreover, the phenomenal coaches, speakers and advisors were a tremendous resource throughout the program and have committed themselves to our development even after completion.

Stephanie Arnold

Payer Account Executive, National Accounts

This program inspired me to sharpen my brand, polish my image and expose the value I bring to an organization, community and those I mentor.  I was able to grow exponentially within a safe environment with other amazing women to reflect carefully on my achievement strengths, narrative and competitive power.

My coaches provided integrative development tools and held me accountable on utilization. This has already led to accomplishment of the next step on my career journey.  I am exceptionally pleased to have been supported to engage with this program and look forward to future connections with my cohort team to sustain what we have learned and continue to champion each other moving forward.

The Experience provides a chiseled buffet of expertise and consistent opportunity for you to lean into your personal growth for tiered career success.

Jackie Roberts

Strategic Contracting Director

As a Black woman executive who has been in leadership for many years, this program stands out as a game changer. The knowledge, coaching, and experiences shared have reshaped my views and strategies in navigating the corporate experience. This program is a must for any Black woman executive, no matter what discipline, to truly understand workplace dynamics and successfully navigate unique situations.

Through the use of new techniques on conflict management, networking and relationship building and using my power in a productive and meaningful way, I have already navigated several career changing initiatives. I can truly say that I will never be the same and I thank The Leader’s Edge for breathing life into so many Black Women in leadership.

Delia Moore

Director, Investor & Rating Agency Relations