DEI+B Lead Strategist
As Lead DEI+B Strategist, Leslie helps The Creative Executive bring DEI+B solutions (which help everyone thrive) to companies through executive team conversations, strategy + planning, and advising. Leslie leads with a “humans first” mindset and believes that by better understanding people and their decisions, organizations can make a big impact on the world. Fueled by a natural curiosity and a drive to keep improving, Leslie strives to be a transparent, approachable leader who empowers others.
A skilled speaker and natural storyteller, Leslie confronts stereotypes, challenges labels, exposes bias, and has tough conversations about race and gender. Leslie works with companies to discover and strengthen their current practices around diversity and equity. Her goal is that every employee and culture is valued, their contribution maximized, and the company’s organizational culture is inclusive.
Leslie is the CEO of Sanders\Wingo, a Texas-based independent multicultural creative intelligence firm delivering solutions for companies and their brands. Sanders\Wingo cultivates human connections through brand storytelling, strategy, and content development. Leslie also believes in philanthropy and gives her time to organizations whose values align with her own, like the Texas Book Festival, the Dell Children’s Foundation, and Ceresa.
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Marketing // University of Texas El Paso
Bee Sweet Lemonade
Environmental Defense Fund
The Junior League of El Paso
Whole Cities Foundation
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