President, JetSuite, Inc.
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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.
Having managed over a billion dollars in revenue for some of the biggest media companies in the world, Michele Thornton Ghee currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Business Development at 160over90 — part of the Endeavor network, which includes talent agency WME, fashion and sports pioneer IMG, and UFC, among others. Ghee and her team work to help brands better leverage cultural relevance in the world around them, by creating programs that connect them to consumers in a meaningful measurable way.
Previously, Ghee was Senior Vice President of Media Sales at BET Her (formerly Centric TV), a 24-hour African-American lifestyle network designed for Black Women. There, she oversaw the vision and execution of all sales functions for the network and led her team to success by continually figuring out ways to grow the revenue base for the network in various economic environments.
Ghee is also strategic. She saw a need in the marketplace for a network dedicated to Black Women. And so, she was instrumental in the rebranding of Centric as “The First Network Designed for Black Women” and then again into BET Her.
Ghee has worked for CNN, A&E, The History Channel, and The Weather Channel. She began her career at SBC Communications in Oakland, Calif. Over a 20-year career, she has honed her skills in the following areas: personal innovation, leadership, inclusion, strategy, revenue generation, and relationship building.
Ghee has received honors from numerous organizations including: Multichannel News 2019 Wonder Woman, Working Mother of the Year Award Class of 2018, The ADCOLOR Change Agent Award, The American Advertising Federation Mosaic Role Model of the Year Award, the Jesse Banks Humanitarian Award, and numerous others. Ghee also served as the chair of the Mosaic Executive Council from 2011 to 2013 and continues to play an active role in the media and advertising community while advocating for diversity in the communications industry.
Ghee has authored three books, Stratechic: Life and Career Winning Strategies for Women, Stratechic 2.0: Her Plan, Her Power, Her Purpose, and Success on Your Terms: The Essential Guide.
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Michele Thornton Ghee's Speech Topics
Inclusion (Already Embodies Diversity) the New Era
In this presentation, Michele Thornton Ghee shows companies how they can be more profitable when they make a concerted effort around their inclusion efforts (including employee resource groups). As a six-year BET networks employee, she has data and research that shows how critical it is to move the narrative beyond diversity (thought) to Inclusion (action).
Customer Service is the Key Ingredient to Success
With a long history of serving a multitude of customers, Michele Thornton Ghee has learned the necessity of customer service in order to be successful. This keynote will focus on the power of preparation, insights, and research on who you're servicing and how to build long-term relationships with your most important asset — your customer.
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 sells 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.
Michele Thornton Ghee shares insights from her experience to help corporations (brands) and people learn how to grow loyalty by understanding how to connect with giving back in a more insightful, authentic way.