C. Michelle Bryant, Executive Director for Afro World Enterprises, Ltd., leads the organizations efforts to promote and share the culture, heritage and interests of all people of African descent with the global community. Providing awareness and education on issues of critical importance to the development of healthy families and individuals within the community, the organization’s signature event is African World Festival. Invited to the White House, by the Office of Public Engagement, Michelle is actively engaged in both national and local issues.
Working for more than 16 years with city, county and state agencies, she provides ongoing training and consultation around diversity issues and their impact on the workplace. Bryant has also accumulated a solid portfolio of private sector businesses and organizations that have trusted her to help assist them in the development of training, seminars, and materials to address issues of Human Resource Management, Affirmative Action, Transgender Work Policies, Diversity, and Cross Cultural Communication.
Bryant, a former Chief of Staff with the Wisconsin State Senate, frequently appears on local talk radio and is a strong community advocate committed to social change. Other positions have included Faculty Member with the National Center for Progressive Leadership, facilitator, policy analyst, community outreach director, social worker and a unit case manager. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, she believes that we all have a social footprint and that belief guides her steps. Born in Birmingham, Alabama and raised in New York, Bryant likes to say that she has been given the best of both worlds: Southern pragmatism and Northern tenacity. She uses that common sense approach to champion the issues that will move the community forward.