One Such Outstanding Woman is LaNesha DeBardelaben, NAAM President & CEO. Thanks so much to LaNesha for joining us for Season Two of Onward & Upward with Leslie E. Royal, brought to you by Ashro.
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LaNesha DeBardelaben’s passion is to drive success for Black museums.
As Executive Director of Seattle’s Northwest African American Museum which she has led since 2017, NAAM has experienced accelerated growth and was named a 2019 finalist for the prestigious National Medal for Museum Service Award for their impactful engagement with the community.
She has international experience with museums and libraries in Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, England, Germany, and Israel, and is a member of the International Women’s Forum.
LaNesha has received numerous awards for her community and professional service, including the 2020 Unsung Heroes Award, 2020 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Ida L. Jackson Award, 2019 WNBA Seattle Storm Inspiring Women Award, 2017 Michigan Chronicle’s 40 Under 40, 2015 Michigan Chronicle’s Women of Excellence, and 2014 Crain’s Detroit’s Business 40 Under 40.
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Ashro Brand Ambassador Leslie E. Royal is also an author, international freelance writer, product review expert, and global travel journalist. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications including: Medium, ESSENCE, Black Enterprise, FORTUNE.com, AAA Southern Traveler, Upscale, Upscale Living, and The Ashro Blog. She is the creator of the Leslie’s Lane consumer information blog and author of two books.