President Multicultural Advertising, Allen Media Group
Michele Thornton Ghee has worked at some of the world’s most powerful media brands, helping organizations leverage cultural relevance and create programs that connect authentically to consumers. A global leader and powerhouse visionary, she teaches audiences about personal innovation and the importance of inclusion.
Michele Ghee has worked for some of the most powerful media companies in the world generating more than a billion dollars in revenue.
Ghee is currently the President of Multicultural Advertising for Allen Media Group one of the largest black owned media companies in the world. As the CEO of Ebony and Jet, Ghee helped revive the iconic brand. She has also worked for The Weather Channel, CNN, A&E, The History Channel and BET Networks. While at BET, Michele created and ran the first and only network for black women: BETHer. Her mission is simple: transform brands, build communities, and drive revenue.
Ghee has been honored by numerous organizations including Multichannel News Wonder Woman Award, Working Mother of the Year Award, The ADCOLOR Change Agent Award, and The American Advertising Federation Mosaic Role Model of the Year Award to name a few.
Ghee has authored three books and is a sought after public speaker. Ghee graduated from Golden Gate University and was honored in 2015 with an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters.
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Michele Thornton Ghee’s Speech Topics
The Art and Science of Selling
In today’s world of fragmentation and multiple screens, selling has to begin with them not you. In this keynote, Michele Thornton Ghee shows sales leaders how to transform their teams into understanding the power of insights and research to tell a powerful story.
The Art of Storytelling
The entity that tells the most compelling story wins the championship not just a game or two. As a 20-year sales veteran, Michele Thornton Ghee built a tremendous career on understanding needs, the audience, marketplace, competition, and other valuable information to get someone or something from point A to Z. Storytelling is an art and science we must master, she says.
Difference Drives Results
Based on a survey from The Peterson Institute for International Economics, having women at the C-Suite level significantly increases net margins. “A profitable firm at which 30 percent of leaders are women could expect to add more than 1 percentage point to its net margin compared with an otherwise similar firm with no female leaders,” the report notes. “By way of comparison, the typical profitable firm in our sample had a net profit margin of 6.4 percent, so a 1 percentage point increase represents a 15 percent boost to profitability.”
It’s amazing that the data supports diversity, yet very few companies activate its power. It starts with leadership and heads directly to the frontline managers. While, people receive 11 million bits of data at any given time, they often process impressions with only 4 bits of data based on their past experiences; that’s how dangerous biases are created and work to kill culture.
Michele Thornton Ghee helps organizations to conquer their greatest resource: Difference. She advises both leadership and employees on how to assess their current environment, build a plan to leverage diversity and inclusion, implement appropriate strategies, measure their outcome and, finally evolve the protocols that will infiltrate the DNA of any organization. The world will no longer accept words without action. Ghee shares how allowing women and other marginalized groups to grow, will expand corporate success. As empowered employees share personal attributes with others, bottom lines will increase. Differences are of diversity’s greatest gifts; use them.