Diana Marie Lee (she/they)

Diana Marie Lee (she/they)

National Community Development Institute, Culturally-based Capacity Building; B Lab Honoree, Best for the World (2019, 2018) which honors the top 10% of all B Corps globally for their positive impact on workers, community and the environment; B Corp Community Hal Taussig Award, the “community’s highest honor” awarded to an individual each year who “has lived the values of the B Corp community in their fullest expression.”

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About this Speaker

Diana Marie Lee is an elder healing woman whose roots are African American and Cherokee Nation, from Tahlequah and Muskogee, Oklahoma. She/they is an experienced healer, activist, entrepreneur and capacity builder who brings her UX/UI skills to bridge technology, good design, strategic planning and social justice.

Diana has worked for the past 29 years to strengthen the leadership and systems capacity of organizations (nonprofit and for profit), government agencies and philanthropic institutions to define and achieve their goals. Diana’s focus is serving diverse vulnerable communities including immigrants and refugees, youth, elders, labor activists, farmers, poor and low income, people of color and children and adults with special health care needs.

Prior to founding Sweet Livity LLC, Diana served as Vice President of Programs at the National Community Development Institute and managed technical support and training programs in diverse communities across the country for individuals, organizations, and neighborhood/ community projects. Diana is a Past Chair and current member of the Board of Directors for the Highlander Center in Tennessee and currently partners with people of color and immigrant-led social justice groups across the country.

Diana grew up working class in the San Francisco Bay Area and currently lives a bi-coastal lifestyle with bases in Richmond and Oakland, CA and Miami, FL.

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