Scarlet Pressley-Brown

Scarlet Pressley-Brown

Breakout Session: Training: Types of Non-Profit Boards + Their Duties

Scarlet Pressley-Brown is currently a leader of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at HD Supply, Inc., charged with executing a plan and strategic vision that will build and sustain an inclusive culture, internally and externally. Prior, Ms. Pressley-Brown served as the Community Development Officer for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and was a member of the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Council. Focused on forging relationships and building sustainable support for Georgia’s largest children’s healthcare service provider, Scarlet is a forerunner in the area of community service, philanthropy, establishing major companies as leaders in corporate social responsibility, and diversity & inclusion.

Ms. Pressley-Brown was Director of Diversity for Dentons, the largest law firm in the world. In this capacity, she was responsible for advancing the Firm’s commitment to equity and inclusion and establishing Dentons as a diversity leader among law firms. With an emphasis on initiatives that bolster inclusivity and building cultural competency, Ms. Pressley-Brown created an all-encompassing environment where attorneys, professionals, and staff could securely engage authenticity, maximize unique talent, and reach their full potential.

Ms. Pressley-Brown served as Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships for the Center for Civil & Human Rights, playing an integral role in the grand opening of the new Atlanta landmark. Prior to that, she spent 13 years with Delta Air Lines as Director of Community Affairs & Vice President of the Delta Air Lines Foundation. Ms. Pressley-Brown’s distinctive savvy for partnership building, reinforcing community commitment, and increasing employee engagement established Delta as a leader in corporate social responsibility. Known nationally and internationally as ‘the Face of Delta’, Ms. Pressley-Brown epitomized and defined what business and community goodwill should look like.

As CEO of Sincerely Scarlet, LLC, Ms. Pressley-Brown provides inspiring public speaking savoir-faire and also creates live video narration productions. Her distinctive talent has been experienced by U.S. Presidents, CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies, college/university presidents and hundreds of small/large audiences of impressed listeners.
Ms. Pressley-Brown received the prestigious Dr. Calvin McLarin- Executive Leadership Award from the Atlanta Medical Association; the Outstanding Community Leader Award from the Atlanta Hawks; “Outstanding Georgia Citizen Award” from the Georgia Secretary of State; the Drum Major for Justice Award (SCLC/Women); named one of “Atlanta’s Top Black Women of Influence” by the Atlanta Business League; “High Heels in High Places” Award – Trumpet Awards Foundation; “Transportation Achievement” Award from Atlanta Urban League Guild; Pinnacle Award from Delta Sigma Theta; Diversity in Leadership Award from the 100 Black Men of New York; Excellence in Business Award from ITC. Ms. Pressley-Brown has been featured on the cover of the Atlanta Tribune, Who’s Who in Black Atlanta, and Business to Business magazine. Scarlet is a member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women -Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter; the Links Incorporated – Buckhead Cascade City Chapter, & the Center for Civil & Human Rights -Women’s Solidarity Society.

Ms. Pressley-Brown received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Oglethorpe University, MBA from University of Phoenix, Lean Six Sigma/Green Belt-Georgia State University, International Leadership Training–Manchester College/Oxford, England and currently earning her PhD in Humanities at Clark Atlanta University.

Ms. Scarlet Pressley-Brown is married to Wendell Brown and together they have five children: April (Brian), Amber (Jason), Kiesha (Dawn), Wendell, Jr. (Nathaly) & Dexter (Shalon); four granddaughters, Ryan, Riley, Destyn, Savannah, and two grandsons, Trey & Sterling.

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