Salesforce celebrated Black History Month through an inspiring talk given by four luminaries in the field of politics, namely Leah Daughtry, Minyon Moore, Donna Brazile, and Yolanda Caraway. The talk was organized by BOLDforce and Salesforce Women’s Network.
These four women have all blazed inspiring political trails, hurdling several challenges and lifting up fellow blacks as they rise to the top. Get to know more about them and the messages they imparted to all during their conversation last February 2019.
The Four Luminaries
Here is a brief background about the four inspiring ladies who gave a talk on equality and politics for Salesforce:
- Leah Daughtry serves as a pastor for The House of the Lord Church. She is part of the church’s National Board of Elders. Leah is also an accomplished political strategist and former CEO of Democratic National Conventions 2008 and 2016.
- Minyon Moore works under Dewey Square Group’s State and Local Affairs and Multicultural Strategies, helping several business clients achieve brand success through coalitions and awareness strategies. Minyon also served as Director of White House Political Affairs and Assistant to the President during the tenure of President Bill Clinton.
- Donna Brazile is a veteran Democratic political strategist. She serves as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, is an on-air contributor for ABC and CNN, a columnist for magazines, and a staunch advocate for youth voter’s registration.
- Yolanda Caraway is founder, president, and CEO of The Caraway Group, a public affairs and communications consulting firm. Yolanda was also former Deputy Assistant Political Director for the 1984 General Elections and former Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee.
Their Message: Leading with a Purpose
The four luminaries believe that people must become visible in order to help change America’s political landscape. Brazile even advises the youth that politics is something not to be afraid of, and that voting is an essential step to start strong in the world of politics.
Daughtry, Brazile, Caraway, and Moore also urged the audience to lead with a purpose. By doing so, people will gain a true sense of what they’re doing, and this will help them succeed not just in the workplace but in other aspects of life as well.
They also mentioned that mentorship is a great way to jumpstart and elevate careers. They themselves were mentored by iconic people such as Shirley Chisholm and Coretta Scott King. Mentors help people rise up to their true abilities and potential.
Salesforce hosted an inspiring talk featuring four highly successful black women for their celebration of Black History Month 2019. Donna Brazile, Leah Daughtry, Yolanda Caraway, and Minyon Moore inspired the audience to take action into politics, lead by example and with a purpose, and embrace mentorship systems to help the underrepresented colleagues rise up. Through these measures, the four ladies believe equality will surely be restored in the world.