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Makeba Clay

Coach | Speaker | Trainer | Consultant

About Makeba

Makeba is an internationally recognized expert on diversity, equity, and inclusion. She has developed and implemented transformational programs and outcomes in partnership with numerous institutions.




Makeba’s engaging and energizing keynotes inspire attendees to take action and further organizational goals.


Customized, interactive training that is sustainable; with options from a 90-minute workshop to multi-week programs.

Individual & Group Coaching

Boundary pushing goal-setting and intensive mentorship are the corner-stone of our coaching program.

Consulting & Strategy

Utilize Makeba’s 20 years of experience to develop an organization wide strategy that harnesses diversity, equity, and inclusion.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama greetings the delegates, including Makeba Clay, at the Summit for One Cause.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Makeba Clay at the Summit for One Cause.

Following a series of workshop focused on strategic leadership and cultural understanding in Dubai

Makeba visits with a group of farmers in Ghana following a series of trainings and focus groups for business development

Following a speaking engagement in Soweto, South Africa, Makeba mentors a  group of students 

Makeba visits with business leaders in Korea

Signing a Memorandum of Understanding with business and government partners in South Korea


Makeba is a dynamic, forward-thinking, visionary that I had the privilege to work with on several projects. Her collaborative approach to peer-to-peer engagement spearheaded a number of co-sponsored events focused on diversity and inclusion across our organization. Makeba is the consummate professional and catalyst in bringing together key stakeholders to develop and implement projects to completion. She is an incredibly talented, energetic, engaging, and strategic leader.

Melissa Lee, University of Pennsylvania

Makeba is a diversity and inclusion leader with a talent for bringing key stakeholders to the table to ensure everyone's voices are heard. She works collaboratively with colleagues and is always receptive to feedback on making positive change in the workplace. Her demonstrated leadership, focus and vision is an asset to any organization.

Eddie Burke, Director of Public Affairs, National Museum of African Art

Makeba is a visionary leader who easily gains the respect of others because of her passion, expertise and the ability to get the job done with excellence.

Bradley Gottfried, President, College of Southern Maryland

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