Dr. Akilah Cadet is the Founder and CEO of Change Cadet consulting firm, which offers a broad array of anti-racism and diversity services for companies and global brands. Dr. Cadet has 15+ years in management and building successful projects, teams, and leaders in the public and private sectors. She is a 2021 Forbes Next 1000 Honoree and honored as one of Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) 2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Influencers. Forbes and the Wall Street Journal Diversity and Business Newsletter have featured her work.
She has worked on federal, state, and privately funded multimillion-dollar projects ranging from public health/healthcare to education. She has spent an extensive part of her career designing training, coaching executives, and informing systematic change to improve the workforce experience for large organizations.
Dr. Cadet holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Education in Community Based Public Health, a Master of Public Health, and a Doctorate of Health Sciences in Leadership and Organizational Behavior. She lives in/loves Oakland, has a rare heart condition, and is a proud Beyoncé advocate.
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Akilah: My work means being comfortable being uncomfortable. Taylor Jay provides comfort when I dismantle white supremacy. I love the buttery soft fabrics that hug my body. The way I can dress pieces up or down and feel confident either way. But most importantly, I love supporting a Black woman designer who’s elevating comfort from loungewear to the ballroom!