In 1973 our founder, attorney Cornell Leverette Moore, was frustrated with discrimination in the workplace and the lack of traditional opportunities to advance his career using his legal degree from Howard University. Mr. Moore and his beloved wife, Wenda Weekes Moore settled in Minneapolis- St. Paul, Minnesota, and bet on the strength of his network of diverse professional athletes, executives, and entrepreneurs to fuel projects delivered with excellence and powered by diverse talent.
With deep roots in construction, real estate, and financial institutions, many in the community still remember our legacy of work on the Minneapolis Metrodome and various civic buildings in the Twin Cities in the 1970s.
For much of the '80s and '90s, the company quietly supported the emerging pipeline of talent across the Twin Cities. In 2016, Leverette, Weekes & Co., Inc, was relaunched as Leverette Weekes leadership development and communications agency by Ms. Meredith Moore, the youngest of Mr. Moore's children and a proven leader in diversity and communications.
Today, Leverette Weekes helps executives inside and outside of corporate America have a positive and lasting impact on their organizations, and the world.
Leverette Weekes is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US.
We recognize the commitment to supplier diversity that is embraced by corporations and government agencies today, and we can add diversity to your supply chain.
Leverette Weekes provides media relations including press releases, media monitoring, and pitching to relevant outlets.
We develop communications strategies and plans for internal and external communications.
We apply our experience in the largest
corporate brands to promote your work authentically while building your credibility.
Meet Meredith Moore,
owner and president of Leverette Weekes
I am a corporate speechwriter and executive coach with experience in the healthcare, nonprofit, tech, financial, and food and beverage industries. I am committed to serving passionate leaders responsible for diversity initiatives to overcome imposter syndrome and mental burn out to create their own pathway to success.
I guide high performers to reposition your company’s brand inside and outside of corporate America. I work with businesses ready to attract top talent and build a strong reputation with influencers, diversity champions, and investors. My clients understand that the success of their organization hinges on the confidence of the leaders working within.
To effectively showcase your diversity and inclusion work and increase your market share, you need strong brand champions on your team.
What's your strategy for them?
The same way rock stars can strengthen your credibility, leaders who are unhappy with their careers and development opportunities can damage a companies brand internally and externally. When I come into your organization, I’ll serve as the Sherpa guiding your emerging leaders as they navigate unprecedented challenges inside and outside of work. I am here to help you tell your story and execute your strategy to achieve your goals.
I have a B.A. in public relations and journalism from Howard University. I have a Masters of Science in Managerial Communications from Northwestern University.
I am a global member of the International Coaching Federation.
I am a corporate speechwriter supporting high achieving c-suite executives.
I am a member of the professional speechwriters association.
I received my certificate of personal and executive coaching from the Coaching and Applied Positive Psychology Institute.
I am a certified, licensed practitioner of Insights Discovery, and Leverette Weekes is a licensed distributor.
I am the author of Getting Unstuck: A Guide to Moving Your Career Forward with a foreword by Don Thompson, past CEO of McDonald's Corporation and founder and CEO of Cleveland Avenue venture capital.
Past and current clients include Lyft, CRL Consulting LLC., Patterson Companies, Women's Foundation of Minnesota, Teach for America Twin Cities, and the James L. and John S. Knight Foundation.
At Leverette Weekes, we value your time, so our values are simple.
We believe excellence starts with serving others.
We believe everyone deserves respect and equal pay regardless of our differences.
We believe in investing in a world led by purposeful, fun people determined to do the right thing.
We believe anyone can positively impact the world if you are resilient, work hard, communicate and commit to taking action consistently.