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  • Writer's pictureMeredith Moore

Celebrating Women's Wins & Leadership

I celebrate women every month through my coaching business and by working with a talented team of women at Leverette Weekes. I also regularly take time away from my everyday duties to help women advance. That’s why I traveled to Baltimore earlier this month to visit the new campus of Jeremiah Program, a national nonprofit that is disrupting the cycle of poverty for single mothers and their children, working to free two generations at once.


While I was in Baltimore, I participated as a Spark Tank judge to award $10,000 to the first-place business led by a Jeremiah Program mom (pictured below). The greatest gift you can give to the women in your life is to use your voice to advocated for their independence.


I always look forward to shifting gears to connect with fellow moms, which is why I have served on the National Governing board for the last eight years, most recently as Vice Chair.


Seven women hold a large check from Jeremiah Program to Miss TiTi's Play Group founder, Infiniti Johnson (1st Place Winner): Her 24-hour, play-based learning program helps working moms by keeping their children safe, fed, clean, and happy while they are on the job.
Congratulations to Miss TiTi’s Play Group founder Infiniti Johnson (1st Place Winner): Her 24-hour, play-based learning program helps working moms by keeping their children safe, fed, clean, and happy while they are on the job.

When I feel like systemic change is impossible and our problems are too big, an organization like Jeremiah Program helps to restore my faith, proving that we can do more than we ever dreamed. The Spark Tank event was also a reminder that we need more women serving in board leadership roles. Our perspectives reflect our nuanced experiences. If you’re interested in serving on a board, here are some helpful tips.


  1. Identify the expertise that you bring.

  2. Be clear about the causes and missions you support.

  3. Understand the time commitment and expectations.

  4. Research the organization(s) you seek to serve.

  5. Get involved. A great first step is to seek out skills based volunteer opportunities.


Are you looking to begin or reshape your pursuit of board seats? The team at Leverette Weekes is here to help. Our Executive Coaching programs combine time-tested strategies, real-world experience, and a tailored personal and professional development approach. We are currently accepting executive coaching clients. Send me an email to learn how we can help you!


I'm here to help,


Meredith Moore

President & CEO, Leverette Weekes

(612) 520- 7569



Celebrating MSP’s 2024 Women in Business


African American woman smiles brightly with hand on chin

Congratulations to all of this year’s Minnesota/St. Paul Business Journal Women in Business.


Meet the honorees who include Meredith Moore (President and CEO, Leverette Weekes) and Tiffani Daniels (Managing Director, MBCRE).






Honoring Black Women in Leadership


It's easy to feel like systemic change is too hard. This month be inspired by our clients and their achievements.


Tiffani Daniels began her leadership as Minnesota Business Coalition for Racial Equity’s Managing Director in 2021.  This month, Tiffani shared MBCRE’s 2023 Impact Report, which included $800K driven to Black businesses and a challenge that drove $3.2M in deposits to Minnesota’s first Minority Deposit Institution.


Black Educators New Orleans (BE NOLA) is led by Adrinda Kelly and Stevona Elem-Rogers. The dynamic leaders recently highlighted their economic impact on BIPOC and women-owned businesses and other programs in their impact report.


Shawntera Hardy and Camille A. Thomas founded Fearless Commerce in 2017 to amplify and accelerate businesses owned by Black women. This month marks the 8th anniversary of Leverette Weekes’ recognition in their inaugural cohort.


Under the leadership of Executive Director Simone Hardeman-Jones, GreenLight Fund Twin Cities has  invested $1.2M in their portfolio organizations.


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