Joelle A. Murchison, Founder & Principal, ExecMommyGroup LLC
Accomplished executive, diversity and inclusion champion and mother of four, Joelle A. Murchison effectively balances career, family and an active community and volunteer schedule. A graduate of Brown University, Harvard Graduate School of Education and Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, Joelle combines her passion and interests in education, equity & inclusion, policy and communications in her work as the Founder and Principal of ExecMommyGroup LLC, an inclusion, communications, leadership and coaching consulting practice.
Leveraging decades of experience in the workplace, as well as in the home and the minivan (!), Joelle combines inspiration, ‘real talk’ and lived experiences to facilitate dialogue and strategic solutions to individual and organizational challenges. A native of Queens, and raised in Long Island, NY, Joelle takes her professional and leadership queues from her mother, a trailblazer in her own right, who was the first African American woman manager in the Social Security Administration in the 1970s.
In service to the community, Joelle, a member of Faith Congregational Church, is the Chair of the board of RE-Center – Race and Equity in Education (formerly The Discovery Center), and is a director/trustee on the boards of the Amistad Center for Art and Culture (Hartford, CT) and College Possible, a national nonprofit focused on college access. Joelle was most recently elected to serve as a trustee on the Corporation of Brown University.
Additionally, she serves as a corporator for the Village for Families and Children and a member of the Board of Ambassadors of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Joelle previously served 2 terms on the board of directors of both the Morgan State University Foundation and Leadership Greater Hartford and spent 10 years as a diversity trainer with the Anti-Defamation League’s A World of Difference Institute.
At her core, Joelle is passionate about encouraging and inspiring all people to reach their highest potential and about creating space for open dialogue to enhance inclusion and understanding.