A sought-after international speaker, Author, Executive Coach, leadership trainer, Dee C. Marshall is CEO, Diverse and Engaged, LLC a diversity resource specializing in developing programs and initiatives to engage, support and develop diverse populations. She is Founder of Girlfriends Pray Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit organization of over 100K women (currently in three countries and over 26 US markets) and Marshall is also a contributor for Essence Magazine and FOX NY. Her speaking credits span from small to large audiences around the world. She has been covered by numerous media outlets to include ABC, MSNBC, Fox, Black Enterprise, Upscale, Rolling Out and many more in addition to her role as the resident Life Coach on TV One Makeover Manor where she got her start.
Prior to launching out on her own Marshall spent over ten years working on Wall Street in management and organizational development for Merrill Lynch, Prudential Securities, Moody’s Investor Service pre- September 11th and post September 11th she worked for Johnson & Johnson and managed one third of advertising sales for over a dozen categories of business at The New York Times.
Marshall’s formal education includes a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Centenary University, master’s studies in human services counseling at Regent University and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Humane Letters. She has given of her time and talent to several major non-profit organizations to include Board of Directors for the YWCA Central New Jersey, the Women’s Center for Education and Career Advancement New York and Board of Advisors for Rutgers Small Business Development Center, Dress For Success Essex County and The New York Women’s Foundation. She is a United Way New York Linkages Board Fellow, a certified credentialed Coach and a graduate of the distinguished Skinner Leadership Institute in Washington, DC. As a result of her service to women, she has received numerous awards to include Top 25 Influential Black Women in Business, Top 25 Leading Women Defined, Who’s Who New York City, NAACP Community Service Award, Delta Sigma Theta Women of Achievement Award, National Sales Network New York/New Jersey Strategic Leadership Award, New Brunswick Education Fund Hall of Distinguished Alumni, National Association of Female Executives Women in Corporate Award, Wright Foundation Diamond Award of Excellence, God’s Women Rock Award and many more.
Marshall and her furry daughter, Sophie, reside in New Jersey where they enjoy morning walks mastering the art of chasing birds, squirrels and rabbits