Bio

Juliette C. Mayers (May-erz)
CEO | Author | Speaker

Mayers is Founder and CEO of Inspiration Zone LLC (IZL), a strategic consulting firm specializing in Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Strategy, Brand Management and Thought Leadership.  She is known for helping clients integrate D&I and multicultural insights to provide value-driven, innovative solutions that position brands for success in the global marketplace. Prior to launching IZL, Mayers led large-scale initiatives at Fortune 500 companies and large not-for-profits such as Blue Cross Blue Shield MA.  A trusted advisor and confidante, Mayers uses her influence to position others for success.  In addition to her consulting practice, she motivates and inspires audiences through her keynotes and workshops on inclusive leadership, strategic networking, personal branding, and women’s leadership.

Mayers’ board service includes her appointment by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, to the MassHire State Workforce Board; her appointment by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh to the Boston Women’s Workforce Council and she serves as a corporator on the board of Eastern Bank.  Mayers previously served on the boards of The Boston Club, the U.S. Small Business (SBA) Federal Advisory Board and Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) where she served as Board Chair.

A networking expert, her popular books, The Guide to Strategic Networking and A Black Woman’s Guide to Networking have received international acclaim.  Mayers is the recipient of numerous awards including the Gwen Ifill Trailblazer Award from Simmons College, Women of Influence recognition from the Boston Business Journal(BBJ),  The GK 100 Most Influential Leaders of Color Award (Founder’s Choice) from GetKonnected, Diversity Leadership Award from the Boston Business Journal, Hispanic-American Chamber awardWomen Worth Watching award from Diversity Journal, The Sojourner Truth Business Leadership Award and the Leading Women’s Award from The Girl Scouts of Eastern MA.  She has been featured in TV and print media including WHDH, WCVB, CBS, Advertising Age, Boston Business Journal and The Boston Globe.

A native of Barbados, West Indies, Mayers is a graduate of Simmons University where she earned her MBA and Northeastern University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.  She is the mother of two daughters and is married to her husband of 28 years, Darryl Mayers.