New York City Pride Parade: Danielle and Aisha brought amazing energy to our route as announcers for the 2014 NYC Pride March. They were upbeat, charismatic and most importantly – fun! The crowd enjoyed their presence and passing participants often stopped to great them with loving embraces – a sight we love to see during the nation’s largest Pride celebration.
American Bar Association: “The market for folks sharing their ideas and opinions is vast, but filtering for wisdom, authenticity and depth matters most. When Aisha agreed to keynote the 2014 ABA MLK Commemoration event she wove concepts of justice, inclusion, and “creative tension” into a conversational and appropriate talk that addressed the goals of our planning committee and impressed upon all of us exactly why she has become a renowned, in-demand speaker and presence. Many like to speak to showcase themselves and push agendas, but quality, and the mark of a change agent, is evidenced in the thoughtful consideration of an audience; respect for history and process; understanding and reflecting on one’s own struggles, and the struggles of others; seeing community in all people and places; and belief in the inherent goodness of humankind. This … essence is what came through in Aisha’s talk. And, it’s why I look forward to the next opportunity to invite her to speak.” ~ Garry Bevel, former Director of the Commission on Youth at Risk
HR Policy Association: “For each of our membership meetings, we begin with an hour long panel of political insiders representing views from across the political spectrum. Aisha participated in one such panel discussion at our largest annual membership meeting, and she eloquently presented the progressive viewpoint in a very balanced way on a variety of subjects of interest to the chief human resource officers of America’s largest companies. There were four of us on the panel that I moderated, with Aisha sitting next to me and my notes spread out in front of me. Within a very few minutes she saw where I was trying to go with the panel, and she provided wonderful segues along with her commentary as we seamlessly moved from topic to topic. In all my years of moderating panels, I can’t remember one that went so effortlessly. Also, our entire staff enjoyed working with her, and we appreciated her responsiveness prior to the meeting. As a speaker, Aisha was professional, engaging, and on point when providing her perspective. She has terrific stage presence. We also appreciated how she was mindful of our tight time constraints – not every speaker respects the time.” ~ Jeff McGuiness, CEO
Black Women For… was pleased to welcome Aisha Moodie-Mills as a guest speaker at the Path to Progress conversation series in February 2014. Path to Progress is a conversation series where young women can engage in an open and honest dialogue with experienced progressive leaders. We are so glad Aisha was able to serve as a guest speaker and share her wisdom, insight, and lessons learned from her years of experience. Aisha’s passion and energy lit up the room and helped participants feel comfortable engaging in a rich conversation about leadership, success, and using your strengths to create change. Aisha shared tips on how to “live, love, and labor out loud,” instructing participants that doing so authentically is the best way to be successful. Conversation attendees left the gathering inspired to “shine their own light” and empowered with wisdom and knowledge to use on their own journey to success.
The Women’s Information Network (WIN): We were delighted to have both Danielle and Aisha as speakers for our signature event “Women Opening Doors for Women.” They were featured at one of the dinner parties organized by WIN’s Diversity and Inclusivity subcommittee on the topic of microaggressions, titled: “But you don’t look like a”…Microaggressions: Making the invisible visible. The two of them were absolutely amazing. Not only were they great speakers, but they were well-informed about the issue and able to draw on their professional experiences and personal stories in a way that resonated with all attendees. They provided very practical guidance on how women can handle and react to microaggressions and participants left with an inspiring message about the power of women, people-to-people communication and individual actions to create social change. We look forward to working with both Danielle and Aisha in the future and highly recommend them as guest speakers.
Sadie Nash Leadership Project: The AMAZING energy from your visit is still in the space and there are so many conversations that are continuing from the spark that y’all ignited. We were so grateful for the presence in the space and hope to continue to build alongside you both! Y’all are amazing and inspiring.