CEO and FounderCompany: Marnita’s Table, Inc.
Role: Session Presenter
Session: The Radical Hospitality Toolkit (How to Be an Ally): Bridging Social Capital in the Workplace (SEM-I )
Marnita Schroedl is the founder and CEO of Marnita’s Table where she models the ease of hiring, cultivating and promoting people of color. She recently guided the nonprofit social entrepreneurship she founded in 2005 through a major organizational and brand transformation in 2018, reintroducing the training and curriculum department of Marnita’s Table as The Center of Intentional Social Interaction. She is the inventive mind behind the successful experience-engineering model, Intentional Social Interaction (“IZI”), a replicable way to deliver cross-cultural competency, develop leadership, engage community across difference and conduct participatory action research at the same time.
It is Marnita’s personal and professional mission to decrease disparities and increase equality so that marginalized communities and individuals are afforded their rightful seats at the resource-sharing and policy-making table. She is a frequently sought-after interactive public presenter on the topic of bridging social capital, implicit bias and building more effective organizations through the practice of authentic inclusion.
A senior communications industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience facilitating, coaching, training and team building for corporate groups and senior executives, Marnita employs an innovative and goals-oriented approach to achieving clients’ measurable objectives. A skilled and energetic facilitator, she excels at demonstrating the positive rewards garnered from proactively identifying and maximizing our rapidly diversifying workforce. Marnita’s professional and community volunteer activities focus on energizing groups and individuals to make proactive transformational change through intention, communication and action.
Herself a prime exemplar of strength through multiculturalism, Marnita is a biracial woman born of a Black man from the Dominican Republic and a Jewish Danish-American mother, raised by Irish-German immigrant adoptive parents, with Irish-German, Indigenous American, Korean and Vietnamese siblings. She is excited to help build a world where multiculturalism and radical hospitality are celebrated and enjoyed by all.