CEO and FounderCompany: PINK Consulting, LLC
Role: Session Presenter
Phyllis Braxton-Frierson is the CEO and founder of PINK Consulting, LLC, and the PINK brand. She has been in the DEI field for nearly 20 years. Phyllis is a native of Moss Point, Miss., and has resided in Minneapolis, Minn., for the past 24 years. She is a daughter of Viola, mother to Ivy Zaire, and wife to Marcus Frierson III.
Prior to starting PINK Consulting 14 years ago, she worked for several organizations and educational institutions. Phyllis was an adjunct professor teaching graduate level courses in diversity and received her master’s degree, all at the University of Minnesota, and earned her bachelor’s degree from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Ga. She served as co-director and team leader for Minnesota S.E.E.D. (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity).
She also served as an adjunct faculty member of St. Mary’s University Culturally Responsive Teaching Certification Program. She is a training team member of the Blandin Foundation’s Leading in Ethnically Diverse Communities, a certified administrator and member of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Training Faculty, Intercultural Conflict Styles (ICS), Cultural Detective, Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI), and The Leadership Circle Profile (a 360-degree feedback leadership tool).
Phyllis is also the proud founder of Girl Scouts River Valleys Beta Gamma Sigma Girl Scouts Program started in 1998, and 25-year Silver Star member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Finally, she recently graduated from St. Catherine’s University/University of St. Thomas Master of Clinical Social Work program and is now a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW). As a contract clinical therapist at Arubah Emotional Health Services, her mission is to serve and support women and girls with an emphasis on females of color affected by personal, cultural and environmental adverse experiences with trauma-informed and evidence-based treatment.
PINK Consulting provides trauma-informed counseling, intercultural assessment, training and development, personal and professional coaching, and keynote and motivational speaking to individuals and organizations nationwide.