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10 Black HR Influencers to Follow

Published: February 13, 2020 In: Recruitment Best Practices

Wondering the best way to start increasing diversity and inclusion in your workplace? Actually listening to, following, and supporting Black voices. If you’re wondering who to start following, check out these amazing Black HR and Talent Acquisition Experts and Influencers.

  • Keirsten Greggs
    Keirsten GreggsKeirsten Greggs is the founder and CEO at Trap Recruiter. She has over 20 years experience in Talent Acquisition and uses her voice and expertise to consult for major, global brands but also to help veterans and college students get jobs. Find Keirsten on LinkedIn, Twitter, and on TrapRecruiter.com.

  • Torin Ellis
    Torin EllisTorin Ellis is the founder and CEO at Torin Ellis. He’s a diversity expert and strategists and helps global brands create and implement holistic diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies that improve culture and profitability. Find him on LinkedIn, Twitter, and on TorinEllis.com.


  • Sarah Morgan
    sarah-morganSarah Morgan is an HR Executive, the founder and CEO of BuzzARoonery, founder of the #BlackBlogsMatter movement, and podcast host at Leading in Color. She has 20 years experience and specializes in employee relations, policy and procedure, benefits administration and compliance, training and development, recruiting and onboarding, and more. Find her on LinkedIn, Twitter, and BuzzARooneyLLC.com.

  • Andrea Devers
    Andrea DeversAndrea Devers is a leading HR Business Partner and Talent Acquisition expert with 20 years experience. She specializes in employee relations, compliance, benefits, and more. Find her on LinkedIn and Twitter.


  • Minda Harts
    Minda hartMinda Harts is the Founder and CEO of The Memo, the author of The Memo, podcast host at Secure the Seat, and an Adjunct Professor at NYU. She’s passionate about helping women of color secure a seat at the table. Find her on LinkedIn, Twitter, and MindaHarts.com.

  • Joey Price
    Joey PriceJoey Price is the founder and CEO at Jumpstart: HR; podcast host at Business, Life, and Coffee; an Adjunct Professor at Stony Brook University, and more. He’s an HR expert who consults as a strategic HR partner to small businesses. Find him on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Jumpstart-HR.com.

  • Jazmin Wilkes
    Jazmin WilkesJazmin Wilkes is an HR Generalist and Influencer. She’s knowledgeable in employee engagement, background checks, benefits, onboarding, social media, and more. Connect with her on LinkedIn, Twitter, and HRJazzy.blog

  • Tamara Rasberry
    TamaraTamara Rasberry is an HR Manager and Expert with over 15 years experience. She specializes in employee relations, engagement, DEI, mental health, and more. Find her on LinkedIn, Twitter, and TamaraMRasberry.com.

  • Victorio Milian
    Victorio MilianVictorio Milian is an HR Consultant and Writer. He is an expert in talent development, strategic HR, leadership development, employee relations, marketing, and more. Connect with him on Find him on LinkedIn, Twitter, and VictorioMilian.Skyword.com.
  • JoAnn Corley-Schwartzkopf
    JoAnn Corley SchwartzkopfJoAnn Corley Schwartzkopf is the founder and CEO at Manage Global. She helps organizations develop competent managers and helps emerging leaders develop executive management capabilities. Learn more about JoAnn on LinkedIn, Twitter, and JoAnnCorleySpeaks.com.

Have you followed all our friends and are looking for additional ways to celebrate Black History Month? Brush up on ways to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion at work!

A huge part of DE&I strategies is getting the right people in the door, and keeping them. Join Talent Acquisition and Diversity Experts Keirsten Greggs and Torin Ellis for a Live Webinar on Real Techniques to Improving Diversity Hiring on February 27th at 1pm EST. Register now. See you there!



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Written by: Micole Garatti

Micole Garatti is the Marketing Manager at Talview, the founder and CEO at SocialMicole.com, and the author of The Most Inclusive HR Influencer List. She's passionate about making the HR and Influencer communities more diverse and creating space for new voices in the industry. She has her MBA from William and Mary and a BA in English from the University of Florida.

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