Honest and inspiring. Collaborative and strategic. She leads with passion and an unyielding commitment to racial equity, diversity and inclusion (REDI) as she guides leaders, teams and businesses to center racial equity in their daily practices. She’s earned a reputation for hearing what is unspoken, for uncovering blind spots, and for guiding practical transformations built on a shared consciousness of equity and inclusiveness.
Her work is shaped by her passion for the nonprofit sector, including a two-year stint with AmeriCorps — which helped her embrace a commitment to service and shifted her career trajectory — and where she learned how teams can both support, cocreate, and respond to the communities they engage with. Prior to founding Culture Principles, Danielle served as the Executive Director of Playworks Mid-Atlantic, where she was a key member of the national organization’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative.
She co-created and co-facilitates “Reimagining Racial Equity,” an eight-week learning intensive in conjunction with the Conscious Collaboratory, for business leaders to learn how to infuse the work of racial equity into their organizations and lives.
Danielle is a Certified Diversity Professional (CDP), a certified ICF Executive Coach (pending), and she holds certifications to deliver the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and Cultural Intelligence (CQ). She holds a B.S. from Howard University and a M.A. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Louisiana Tech University and draws on her background as an I/O psychologist in applying a racial equity lens to organizational policies, practices, and protocols. Danielle has participated in Coach Diversity, The National Coalition Building Institute Leadership for Diversity, and trained with the Center for Equity and Inclusion.
As committed to her own racial journey as she is to her clients, Danielle is currently reflecting on the question “In what ways will advancing my own cultural competencies support my goals in 2022?”