I am a strategist, leadership coach and public policy advocate. My earliest memories are fulfilled with moments that have committed me to social justice for a lifetime.

As a child, I would lobby my friends to putting on “We Are the World” concerts to our neighbors. It’s a part of who I am. In my career as an international human rights lawyer. I was the first female President of TransAfrica, an historic foreign policy organization. I led missions documenting human civil rights violations against brave individuals and families seeking justice often against impossible odds.

What I learned from that work is that each of us can be brave, courageous and visionary. Each of us can also give into our worst fears and settle for the life we have rather than the life we want.

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Accomplishments

  • Founder of the Lee Bayard Group, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in diversity and inclusion and public policy in Washington, D.C.
  • Over 10 years consulting with organizations, schools, families and individuals about issues of bias and equity
  • Testified before Congress, the United Nations and the Organization of American States and continue to provide on the ground perspective and strategies to achieve human and civil rights
  • Co-founder of BMLP that provides legal and strategy assistance to social justice advocates, protesters and organizations

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