Kwame Christian, Esq., M.A. Director of the American Negotiation Institute

Social Media Handle(s): @kwame_christian (instagram) @ko_christian (twitter) www.linkedin.com/in/kwamechristian (LinkedIn)

What year(s) did you serve on the CULYP Board?: 2016-2017

What committee(s) did you chair while on CULYP Board?

Youth and Education Co-Chair

How has serving on the Board for CULYP helped you?

Serving on the board helped me to develop as a leader. It was a pleasure working with Habiba, Nick, and the rest of the board to serve the members and help to improve the community. Being a board member also allowed me to meet a lot of great people and I've made some lasting friendships.

What other Boards do you currently serve on?

LINC Steering Committee with the United Way and WELD

Any exciting news you would like to share you are working on or doing personally/professionally?

His book entitled ‘Nobody Will Play With Me: How to Use Compassionate Curiosity to Find Confidence in Conflict’ is out right now and is an Amazon Best Seller! You can purchase it for $0.99 online click here

What advice would you give to YP's who want to join CULYP?

Do it! CULYP is the best place to find forward thinking people. You'll help the community, develop personally and professionally, and make friendships that will last a lifetime.


 
 
 
 

Jennifer Walton, Director of Marketing, Nationwide Retirement Plans.

Social Media Handle(s): @JGRunsTheCity

What year(s) did you serve on the CULYP Board?:

2014-2016

What committee(s) did you chair while on CULYP Board? Marketing

How has serving on the Board for CULYP helped you? I have made a variety of personal and professional connections from CULYP. Serving on the board gave me the opportunity to hold a leadership role within the Columbus community which was a major part of my development plan. Even within my own company, my leadership on the CULYP has made me talent worth retaining and further developing. The friendships I gained from my time on the board are stronger today than ever!

What other Boards do you currently serve on? Columbus Compact

Any exciting news you would like to share you are working on or doing personally/professionally? I’m working on expanding my network of Moms is Color and improving the maternal mortality rate for our women! If you’re a mama hit me up!

What advice would you give to YP's who want to join CULYP? If you want to have an impact in this city and be a major part of the explosive growth, join CULYP. CULYP represents the future of our growing city, therefore we represent the voice of our city today!


Kaydian Comer, Founder & CEO, The Promise Box.

Social Media Handle(s): Instagram: @kaydiancomer & @thepromiseboxorg; Twitter: @kaydiancomer & @promiseboxorg

What year(s) did you serve on the CULYP Board?:

2014-2016

What committee(s) did you chair while on CULYP Board? Personal and Professional Development Committee

How has serving on the Board for CULYP helped you?

My CULYP Board experience strengthened my personal mission to equip and empower others to know that their voice, gifts, skills, talents and experiences matter. It was a blessing to serve our chapter as well as the broader community. This adventure provided a platform me to grow and master my own gifts, which provided opportunities to enhance the value I contributed to others. Serving as a board member also expanded my network.

What other Boards do you currently serve on? United State of Women (USOW) Ambassador; WELD Columbus Steering Committee; NAWBO Corporate Partners Committee

Any exciting news you would like to share you are working on or doing personally/professionally? Personally: I've stretched myself to become more vulnerable, which has birthed some amazing moments and lessons. I've experienced so much healing! Professionally: Launching my company, The Promise Box, full-time has been very exciting. We're on a mission to create space and remind women that they are enough through intimate meetups, events and workshops.

What advice would you give to YP's who want to join CULYP? Seek harmony in your life and work. I don't believe in work-life balance. Be kind to yourself. Grow into your goals. Embrace each moment as you connect with other members and share your gifts. Deepen your contributions. Create space for others; there's more than enough room for us all to soar together.