Wendy Johnson, originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin grew up dreaming big and wanted to make a difference in the community. She was a single parent at the age of 19 and did not know what to do or how to get there. Knowing that things would not be easy; with the support of family and friends, she was able to persevere through the various trials and tribulations of single parenthood. It was not an easy task; however focus, drive, determination and assistance from family and friends allowed her to accomplish many goals. Today, she is a well-known community advocate, speaker and consultant. She speaks about personal growth/development, diversity and is an educational, change management and organizational development consultant. Her formal education includes a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting/Economics from Lakeland College, Master of Arts in Business Administration and a Doctorate in Administration and Management from Walden University. She has achieved many business academic and social accomplishments over the past 20 years. She served on the board of the National Black MBA Association for 10 years and is one of the Past President of the National Black MBA Association-Houston Chapter and a graduate of Leadership Houston. During her career she’s received numerous awards: Houston’s 25 Most Influential Women, YMCA Minority Achiever of the Year, the Cardinal Health Professional Image Award, Chief Academic Officer and the National Black MBA Association’s Education Leadership Award. She is also a well-respected author and penned the highly regarded book: “Missing in Action—Black Women in the Boardroom” (Foreword by Dr. Cornell West) explores how the “glass ceiling” affects professional Black women. She is active in the community and prides herself on giving back, making a difference and changing lives.