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Clients and Partners


The following are some of our current and past clients and partners for whom we are thankful to have made an impact and whose support is greatly appreciated

Professional Associations

American Council on Education

American Alliance of Museums

American Counseling Association

Maryland Diversity Roundtable

American College Personnel Association

NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

Society for Human Resource Management

International Leadership Association

United States Women Chamber of Commerce

Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce

Association of Black Women in Higher Education

Human Resource Association of Southern Maryland

Non Profit Institutions


Farmer to Farmer

Hostelling International (HI USA)

Ford Foundation

Society for Human Resource Management Foundation

Princeton Arts Council

Princeton in Africa

United Way of Charles County

United Way Worldwide

Literacy Council of Carroll County

Women Entrepreneurs of Baltimore

Montgomery County Collaboration Council


Aunt Hattie’s Place, Inc

Minneapolis Institute of the Arts

Maryland Humanities Council

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

International Education Fund

International Foundation for Education and Healthcare

Educational Institutions

Ewing Public Schools

Deerfield Academy

Cleveland State University

Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government

American University

Princeton University

Montgomery College

Johns Hopkins University

University of Maryland Baltimore County

University of Maryland College Park

University of Ghana, Legon

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

American University of Dubai

African Leadership University, Mauritius


United States Agency for International Development

St. Mary’s Board of Education

Charles County Board of Education

Diversity Institute of Charles County

Community Mediation Center of Charles County

Smithsonian Institution

Charles County Commission for Women


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

Makeba Clay is an excellent speaker and networker, a cosmopolitan global ambassador who is comfortable in any setting, and a spiritually grounded, gracious, mature leader who thrives when she helps and mentors others. Makeba is very smart, knowledgeable about best practices in diversity and inclusion, and is eager to collaborate with all stakeholders. Makeba brought purposeful energy, the capacity to develop a strategic plan, excellent project management and organizational skills, and personal warmth and empathy for those with whom she has worked. She has a wonderful and hopeful vision about how things in the world can be!

                             - Janet Dickerson, Vice President, Princeton University (Retired)

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

I have had the pleasure with working with Makeba Clay on diversity and inclusion initiatives in the museum field. Her insight and collaborative spirit has been the spark needed to lead the Museum Day Live effort in collaboration with the White House Council on Women and Girls! I also worked with her on the National Program Committee for the American Alliance of Museums conference and the Minneapolis Institute of Art's Museums as Social Action initiative where she demonstrated her varied experience in diversity and inclusion.

                             - Omar Eaton-Martinez, Intern & Fellows Manager, National Museum of Natural History

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, Princeton University