Jyarland Daniels, MBA, JD, is Founder & CEO of Harriet Speaks. Harriet Speaks is an equity & inclusion consultancy that works with individuals, educational institutions, corporations, city governments, and nonprofit organizations to increase their capacity to understand and engage in productive conversations related to equity and inclusion. Harriet Speaks has a specific emphasis on anti-black racism from both an historic and present-day perspective. Driving my approach to this work is the belief that our actions to eliminate injustice are most successful when we understand issues beyond the surface level; when we understand the “Why?” in addition to the “What?” and sparking critical thinking that leads to innovative solutions.
She has held marketing and communications roles of increasing responsibility in Fortune 500 Corporations, including Ford Motor Company, Bentley Motors, Hallmark Cards, Johnson & Johnson, and in the field of racial and social justice. Recently, she served as the Director of Marketing and Communications for the national racial justice at, Race Forward, and its news publication, Colorlines. Prior to that, she was the executive director of the first Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the United States designed to investigate systemic inequities.
Jyarland holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Kansas, a Master of Business Administration in Marketing & Finance from The University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and a Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School in Detroit with a focus on Education and Civil Rights Law.