Dr. Airies Davis, Ed.D, MBA
Founder and CEO
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What we do at
etiKID Academy LLC
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging (DEIB) Life skills related to Character-Education and Career-Enrichment in the form of Dining, Social & Professional
EtiKID Academy LLC is committed to bridging workplace inequity gaps by providing access to the often-overlooked unwritten rules that are absent in under-resourced communities. Our focus is on delivering comprehensive character, career, and life skills etiquette education to historically marginalized communities. We offer over 10 years of competitive and distinctive niche seminars facilitated by academic and business professional thought-leaders within various disciplines. Our adage is to educate and arm our kids with proper etiquette to address the “what if I only knew” behavioral situations often absent from traditional traditional academia. Additionally, the resources available may not fully offer the basic rules to successfully play the “unwritten game”. The etiKID Academy strays away from cookie cutter tactics. We customize solutions that effectively address our kid’s needs with competitive edge and innovative seminars. The audience can range from a one on one consultation to a 500+ school auditorium of students. We are experts in providing two forms of tailored motivational Career-Enrichment and Character-Education consultative seminars. Our Career-Enrichment seminars focus on job readiness, entrepreneurship, and Intrapreneurship. In addition to Career-Enrichment, the etiKID Academy Character-Education seminars provide our clients’ fun and interactive training in such areas as anti-bullying, self-esteem enrichment, and dining etiquette. Equally, etiKID Academy has conducted professional presentations and consultation for a broad range of clientele including Fortune 500, not-for profit organizations, professional associations, unemployment agencies, expos and churches. Some featured partners include Inroads, Junior Achievement, 100 Black Men of Chicago, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., and more.
Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
We are thrilled to present our distinguished team of consultants and interns, boasting over 60 years of collective experience in various domains including gender equity, organizational development, higher education administration, applied psychology, K-12 education, marketing, utilities industry, sexual orientation bias, and workforce development. These accomplished individuals contribute their expertise both full and part-time to esteemed institutions such as Stanford University, while also collaborating with Dr. Airies as appropriate. United by a shared commitment to cultivating an inclusive and equitable environment, our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) consultants and interns bring richly diverse backgrounds and profound knowledge to our organization's DEI initiatives. Their unique perspectives infuse a fresh outlook, as they leverage their experience in cultural awareness, bias mitigation, and community engagement to create a workspace where everyone is valued and heard. This collaborative effort embodies our mission to drive positive change, foster understanding, and fortify our organization's unwavering dedication to equity and inclusivity.
Dr. Rosalind Conerly
Dr. Rosalind Conerly is a scholar-practitioner with over 15 years of experience in roles focused on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion including serving as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. She is currently the Associate Dean of Students & Director of the Black Community Services Center within the Centers for Equity, Community and Leadership at Stanford University. Dr. Conerly holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) and a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California (USC).
Allie Johnston recently received her Masters degree in Organizational Psychology from the University of Southern California, where she focused on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. Allie has 8+ years of work experience, in a variety of roles. Her expertise lies in HR, particularly in recruitment, project management, talent management, and leadership development. She is experienced in creating equitable hiring practices and candidate evaluation processes, and is an expert in the social impact space. She is passionate about DEIB work, particularly disability inclusion and accessibility, and has led initiatives to make events more accessible. She has a certificate in Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging for HR Professionals and Leaders. Allie received her undergraduate degree from Brown University, in Mental Health and the Arts. She is a purpose-driven individual, eager to apply her knowledge to make the workplace more inclusive for all.
Weichen (way-CHEN) Ling was born in Taipei, Taiwan. Her family moved frequently between Taipei and various parts of the U.S., which each presented different experiences of racialization and (lack of) belonging. She recognized personal social and economic barriers faced, and it was not until UC Berkeley that she became equipped with the vocabulary and history of oppression in the U.S. to advocate for my communities. She is an active member of Lavender Phoenix, a Bay-Area community organizing group for Queer/Trans Asian Pacific Islanders. She is pursuing an M.Ed. in Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership with a concentration in Diversity and Equity. She leads workplace equity initiatives, scale anti-racism learning curricula, and manage cross-functional stakeholders to (re)design employee experience at Stanford University.
Mbinga Kafunya Jr.
Mbinga Kafunya Jr. is a musician, writer, visual artist and business professional that holds a bachelor's in international Relations & Diplomacy with a minor in Black World Studies, and master's in business administration from Dominican University’s Brennan School of Business. Originally from Zambia, Mbinga has been able to use his experience as an international student in the states to develop a deep appreciation for different cultural frameworks and understandings. Working alongside other consultants at WorkforceEQ, Mbinga is able to use those experiences to help bridge the gap and foster connectivity across the spectrum of race, gender, class, socioeconomic background and other underprivileged groups. Dominican University’s ethos, of “Caritas Veritas”– truth through service, is the cornerstone for his work as a DEIB-E consultant working with Dr. Davis. Pulling from his own experience and being a passionate lifelong learner, Mbinga is excited to continue broadening the scope of his ability to serve and be a catalyst for inclusion, connectivity, and synergy in the workplace.
Fary Warren is a leader in the utility industry for over 15 years. She is a strategic and radical thinker with leadership expertise in the power and utility sectors. She has managed field operations teams, complex billing projects, procurement services, and governmental affairs. She is an agile and innovative thinker who believes in creating processes to ensure quality service. She is able to build and maintain relationships and connections across diverse partnership. Currently, she works as the strategic billing manager at Nicor Gas located in Naperville, Illinois. She completed her Bachelor of Science at Roosevelt University majoring in communications and journalism, continuing her studies at Saint Xavier university to earn a Master Business Administration Concentration Human Resource Management.
Jordan Nguyen Luu is a Master of Science in Applied Psychology graduate from the University of Southern California (USC). He is pursued higher education to better understand employee wellness and pursue a career in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Equality (DEIBE). He has experience as a Youth Mentor, Early Childhood Development Assistant Teacher, Administrative Assistant, and Pharmacy Technician, working with different populations of individuals such as senior citizens, ESL students, and students with developmental disabilities. He is also interested in challenging the sexism in the organizational culture of the video game industry. Luu earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine (UCI).
Dr. Marquisha Flowers
Dr. Marquisha Flowers teaches secondary English. She is a National Board Certified Teacher in Adolescence and Young Adulthood/English Language Arts, UCLA Writing Project Fellow, and Teach Plus California Instructional Leadership Fellow. She develops curricular and instructional resources and strategies that include mastery learning and grading, student engagement, and differentiation to bridge rigor gaps and provide students with the tools to be successful. She believes that all students can learn and should have access to rigorous, engaging, authentic, and creative learning experiences that honor their voices. Additionally, she seeks to share research-based best practices and collaborate with other teachers to create learning spaces where all students can see themselves. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and Sociology from UC Berkeley, Master of Arts in Education from Pepperdine University, and Doctor of Education in Leadership from the University of Southern California.