"Inclusion is not only having a seat at the table, it’s having a valued voice at the table."
Leslie Short: Founder & CEO, is a Corporate Operations Strategist who brings four decades of experience when she created The Cavu Group to focus on Corporate, Not-for-profit, and Culture & Brand DEI and Accessibility strategies to facilitate and create new solutions to old and new issues. Her talents and skills are uniquely designed to seek growth through open conversations, conflict coaching, training/sessions, and workshops. She firmly believes that issues don’t go away because programs are in place but by continually evolving and having a channel to listen and understand the people who are our greatest assets.
Barbara Matos: DEI Strategist, is a Diversity and Inclusion leader with 20+ years of experience. She is committed to ensuring that diversity, inclusion, and employee engagement always remain a top priority and are closely linked to the overall business strategy. She is a motivational leader with a proven record of building cohesion between all levels of staff, management, and business units. She was a key creator and architect of the Diversity &Inclusion Program at CBS Corporation, established in 2000.
Lynne Filderman: Chief Client Content Curator, 40+ year career is characterized by working in partnership with talented, creative, and inspired people to engage and bring together world-class leaders to deliver best-in-class ideas, and produce exceptional convening and events. Her work as Executive Producer of ‘Brands Taking Stands’ conference is a major platform where she curates conversations about corporate reputation, aligning purpose with voice, rising stakeholder expectations, and towards a broader definition of diversity & Inclusion and corporate responsibilities.
Elena Romero: Cultural Research Analyst, is a Cultural Research Analyst with 20+ years of experience stemming from the worlds of communications and education. Specializing in qualitative research, she takes an interdisciplinary and cultural approach to examining and interpreting data to identify patterns of potential issues or improvements, reveal business opportunities, and guide the decision-making of the business. Research methodologies utilized include observations, in-depth interviews (IDIs), focus groups, and surveys. When Ms. Romero is not consulting, she serves as an Assistant Professor, Marketing Communications, at the Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY).+ year career is characterized by working in partnership with talented, creative, and inspire.
Tyler Blue-Owens: Creative Media Strategist, is a media strategist with a 20+ year career in media development and specializing in creative media brand strategies. Her career has expanded with clients from fortune 500 companies, and in the fields of Fashion, Sports, Entertainment, and Education. She is also sought after for marketing and brand development of leading brands. She focuses on Podcast production and Digital brand strategy.
The Cavu Group is NYC-NYS M/WBE Certified
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