I am here to honor my ancestors, in the service of speaking truth to power.
I am dedicated to the constant pursuit of race equity in the church place, workplace, and on an individual level.
This is me
Hey there! I'm Bry, a Michigan-native, currently residing near Raleigh, North Carolina.
For over a decade, I've worked in various strategic marketing roles within Agribusiness. I have a demonstrated history of collaborating, facilitating, and managing cross-functional projects and teams in animal health and nutrition. I am a bi-racial woman with a Black identity. My experience working and worshipping in predominantly white communities has cultivated within me an intense passion for creating brave spaces to have TOUGH CONVERSATIONS about race.
This passion has led me to be a student of a Master’s Certificate program: Anti-racism in Urban Education with UNC Charlotte. I bring an educational perspective to all my work, with the ultimate goal of inspiring individual AND organizational change.
Are you seeking CHANGE in your organization?
If any or all of these apply to you, give me a call!
I am in executive leadership at a corporation, and while I know we have to do something as a company to address race, I don't even know where to begin.
I am in middle-management at a corporation, and I want to find ways to create a culture of acceptance of people of all race and ethnic backgrounds, but I struggle getting executive leadership buy-in.
I am an individual contributor at my company, and want to hold my leaders accountable to addressing race equity in the workplace, but I don't know how I can do it alone.
I am a leader within a non-profit or for-profit organization, and I want to find new ways to bring continual development and education to my employees as part of our diversity & inclusion initiatives.
I am a Black woman (or woman of color) seeking encouragement and direction on how to advocate for myself in my organization.
I am a white woman with a heart for race equity, but I don't know where to begin.
I am a white male leader in business, and I don't know my place in helping to advocate for women and women of color in my organization.
I help forward-thinking organizations create brave spaces to have tough conversations about race and inclusivity without causing harm or overwhelm.
As an Enneagram type One, wing Two // The Activist // I have always had a desire for justice and equality. Whether that was making sure my playmates during recess had EQUAL opportunity to enjoy the swings in elementary school, or the bond I instantly created between any type of animal, from a turtle to a horse (ha!).
That passion for Justice (and love of animals!) has carried me into adulthood. Many of my personal values are reflected in the work that I do. Critical self and historical reflection; recognizing power imbalances; brave conversations; brave truth-telling.
Recent Blog Posts
Hey Bry, I just wanted to drop you a note and tell you how much I’m enjoying your podcast with Jessica! I’ve found myself in the last few weeks talking about episodes with neighbors and shared your podcast at least a handful of times with work colleagues. Your work is making an impact. It has helped me to get comfortable in my views of some aspects in my life and challenged me to get uncomfortable in other ways. I think it’s because I can picture myself having that conversation with you as you talk to Jessica. Thinking back to our days in Greenfield together. Keep up the amazing, thought provoking work. Your passion and sincerity really shines through!
— Betsy Villwock, August 21