FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ATLANTA (March. 17, 2020)— African Diaspora Nation President Kwabena Boateng today announced the appointment of Mrs. Michele Lee Clarke-Ceres as ADN's new Global Advisory Board Chair for Organizational Culture and Protocol. The appointment takes immediate effect.
In this new role, Michele Lee Clarke-Ceres will oversee the ADN's Organizational Culture and Protocol area of practice. The priority desired outcome is that as ADN scales, ADN continues to embody a high performance meritocratic culture built on respect for the dignity of all persons and the principles of economic and social justice - a culture that respects time while facilitating authentic connections and meaningful impact.
Boateng notes that “Michele’s international affairs and governmental experience reflects over 25 years of progressively responsible positions in the New York City Council, Executive Chamber – State of New York and for the US Department of State. She has held the positions of Chief of Staff (Principality of Andorra to the United Nations), Deputy Chief of Protocol (United States Mission to the United Nations) and Chief of Staff (Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson) – a member of the British Monarchy. She also served as Chief of Protocol (Governor of the State of New York) and as Chief of Staff (First Lady of the State of New York) where she was appointed New York State Honorary Chairperson of United Nations Day".
Michele is the Co-Founder of WorldCeres Inc., an international consultancy focused on career coaching, soft skills training, and business development. She is the Creator and Instructor of the WorldCeres Inc. Soft Skills Curriculum and is also the Host/Creator of The Global Advocate Career Podcast, a career podcast where she interviews fascinating individuals who are making a difference in their careers from around the globe. As a Career Coach, Michele’s expertise is in coaching individuals experiencing transitions at any stage of their career. She seeks to help others by using her humor, strong interpersonal skills, and perspective as well as unique knowledge of various workplace dynamics. Michele has taught soft skills at college pipeline programs such as Oliver’s Scholars, educational institutions such as New York University, and for not-for-profits such as Career Gear. She is also a contributing writer for online news sources such as the BKReader.com and ACG Resources.
"Thank you to Kwabena and the amazing team at ADN for appointing me to such an exciting position. I look forward to working with you all to accomplish the very important goals that ADN has set for itself", says Clarke-Ceres.
“I have great respect and admiration for Michele's work,” says Boateng. Organizations rise and fall based on the sanctity of their culture and protocols. I am excited to now have her expertise and perspective on our team at ADN. On a light note, I think her black belt in Tae Kwan Do will also serve as a strong deterrent to those who may have thoughts of assailing our culture of care and impact; her network and experience are a critical enabler for the impact we are resolved to make in the human capital development space".
African Diaspora Nation is an Atlanta based culturally responsible Pan Human Human Capital Development organization that has a priority focus on catalyzing human development in Africa and it's diaspora, and as such sees Historically Black Colleges and Universities(HBCUs) and technology companies as priority partners of choice in delivering upon it's mandate.