Melinda Weekes-Laidlow is the President of Weekes In Advance Enterprises – an organizational development, facilitation and capacity building consultancy in arts and culture, social innovation, racial equity and collaborative leadership spaces.
Previously, Melinda was Managing Director at Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation where she led organizational change initiatives, chaired its senior management team and delivered workshops on racial equity capacity building.
After years practicing law in her own firm, Melinda joined the Interaction Institute for Social Change and delivered facilitation, leadership training and process design services to social sector leaders. Melinda is ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and serves on the ministerial staff of the Greater Allen Cathedral of New York. She holds degrees from Wesleyan University, Harvard Divinity School and New York University School of Law.