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12/20/21

Stef Alicia McCalmon and Brence Pernell approach social equity and justice work from different disciplines: McCalmon as a DEI consultant and content creator, and Pernell as a lawyer, writer, and educator. Their blended perspectives provide insights regarding progress in the past year – and the work still to be done. Their dialogue also reveals why it’s important for people who advocate on behalf of others to pause and recharge themselves.

Business Insider

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Shayna Johnson

HEAD OF STRATEGY

Shayna Johnson is an experienced consultant and educator with expertise in strategy, operations, non-profit management, people management, and curriculum development. She brings to SAM her passions for education, wellness, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 

Shayna holds a BA in Economics with minors in Management and Spanish from Spelman College, and an MBA from Columbia Business School with a focus on social enterprise. While her roots are Jamaican, she has had the privilege to travel and call many places around the world home. She's a certified yoga instructor and you can find Shayna out in nature soaking up the sunshine or dancing around her plants.

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12/20/21

Stef Alicia McCalmon and Brence Pernell approach social equity and justice work from different disciplines: McCalmon as a DEI consultant and content creator, and Pernell as a lawyer, writer, and educator. Their blended perspectives provide insights regarding progress in the past year – and the work still to be done. Their dialogue also reveals why it’s important for people who advocate on behalf of others to pause and recharge themselves.

Business Insider

8/19/21

Congratulations to all of the eleven winners of the first-ever RICE Amplify grants sponsored by Jabian Consulting. A total of $59,000 was given to these RICE Atlanta entrepreneurs to support their growing businesses.

Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs

2/15/21

Stef Alicia McCalmon is the founder of SAM, a diversity, equity and inclusion consulting and content company. She is the co-author of SAM’s weekly newsletter, the tuesday tab, examining social, political and cultural issues through nuanced analysis and weekly content recommendations.

Aspire to Her

4/15/20

This spring, a cohort of 23 aspiring entrepreneurs, many of whom have been involved with the criminal justice system, took part in the Entrepreneurial Design Thinking program, which adapts an MBA curriculum to focus on identifying a community problem and creating a market-based solution.

Columbia Neighbors

8/19/21

Congratulations to all of the eleven winners of the first-ever RICE Amplify grants sponsored by Jabian Consulting. A total of $59,000 was given to these RICE Atlanta entrepreneurs to support their growing businesses.

Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs

2/15/21

Stef Alicia McCalmon is the founder of SAM, a diversity, equity and inclusion consulting and content company. She is the co-author of SAM’s weekly newsletter, the tuesday tab, examining social, political and cultural issues through nuanced analysis and weekly content recommendations.

Aspire to Her

4/15/20

This spring, a cohort of 23 aspiring entrepreneurs, many of whom have been involved with the criminal justice system, took part in the Entrepreneurial Design Thinking program, which adapts an MBA curriculum to focus on identifying a community problem and creating a market-based solution.

Columbia Neighbors

07/27/22

The path toward purpose is often led by the desire to effect change. The journeys of budding Upper Manhattan-based social entrepreneurs Alyna Brown and Kameron Johnston—two graduates of Columbia University’s Entrepreneurial Design Thinking Program—are reflective of that belief. The program is led by Stef Alicia McCalmon, a Columbia University Business School alum who founded Stef Alicia Made. 

Columbia University Neighbors

Fall 2022

How are DEI leaders keeping both the C-suite and employees engaged in DEI as we drive toward a more equitable world and workplace? We interviewed five dynamic and insightful DEI leaders for their perspectives.

The Jabian Journal