Elizabeth Leiba


  • Speaker

Elizabeth Leiba is a Black female empowerment speaker, celebrated writer, and advocate for Black businesswomen. A passion for Black history changed her life, catapulting her into social justice and equity advocacy work. She speaks and creates content and educational resources which support, empower, and amplify Black businesswomen and their businesses.



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Popular Talks

Social Responsibility & Advocacy: How to be a social justice warrior

In my role as an outspoken advocate for social justice using social media as my primary platform for advocacy and change, I often get asked by people how they can help or what they can do to fight for change like me. The short answer is that you don’t have to be like me. Not at all! I encourage everyone to operate in their Spheres of influence using a process I call L.E.A.D. In this session, I’ll give you a four-step process for how you can become an advocate for change and making the world a better place in your own way that feels natural and authentic to you.

I’m not Yelling – Authenticity for Inclusivity

Have you ever been in a meeting and wanted to get your point across, but first had to check yourself to see if your tone would be perceived as too aggressive? Women, and particularly Black women, have been taught that we need to be aware of the tone of how we speak, what we say, and how we say it as we navigate professional spaces. This can lead to us doubting our abilities and not performing up to our highest potential. This conversation is about women harnessing the power of their voices and stepping into their authentic truth. You cannot be successful until you embrace who you really are and step into each space confidentially with everything you have to offer. This is about how I did that and I’ll show you how to do it too!

“Elizabeth was a great speaker, very motivating, encouraging, and positive. I would definitely love to join more events like this in the future. I really believe it will help every person to become better by hearing someone’s story and how to stay strong without giving up. I believe if there was an email invite sent out to every store instead of Memo everyone would have definitely reached to more people to join the call. I also believe sending email reminders would also help to get more people joining the call.”
– Jennifer Velez, Sr. Specialist, Forever 21

"Absolutely LOVED having that space for that conversation for Black History Month. Would 100% recommend and attend future events relating to culture and social change."

Elizabeth Leiba is a Black female empowerment speaker, writer, college professor, and advocate for Black business women.

Her passion for Black history changed her life and catapulted her into a fulfilling line of work as a powerful advocate of social justice and equity for Black women, especially Black business women.

She was featured in the 2020 New York Times article, “Black LinkedIn Is Thriving. Does LinkedIn Have a Problem With That?,” which highlighted her social justice advocacy work. The response to this article spurred her to launch her online, accessible e-learning platform, Black History & Culture Academy.

With over 100,000 followers on LinkedIn, the stunning educational resource earned her the recognition of a LinkedIn TOP VOICE in Education in 2020.

Elizabeth 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 more than 2 million views.

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

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