Diversity and Inclusion Consultant
Erica Lynette Edwards is an accomplished consultant and public speaker who champions change to advance social justice. With diversity, equity, and inclusion as the core foundation of her work, she transforms visions into reality.
After a rewarding 15-year career as a ballerina at The Joffrey Ballet and five years as the Director of Community Engagement, she became a DEI practitioner. Erica captivates clients and audiences with authentic and innovative consulting, conversation, and workshop facilitation.
Highly skilled in delivering consistent success and effective change, she is passionate about results driven programming focused on reflection and knowledge building. Her visionary leadership has earned her many honors and opportunities, including speaking on national panels, giving a TEDx talk, and being selected as a member of Crain’s Chicago Business “40 Under 40.” By developing shared understandings, Erica inspires communities to make the world a more just place.