Our Mission

A commitment to a more inclusive and diverse corporate America.

The Black100 was founded to promote generational sustained change in corporate board diversity. Our organization aligns with companies committed to diversity, global executive search firms, and fellow diversity and inclusion allies to place 100 Black executives on corporate boards by the end of 2022.

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Letter from the Founder

As an executive and a double minority, I stand on the shoulders of many incredible Black professionals who paved the way to the C-suite. Despite advanced degrees, demonstrated corporate success, and participation in professional development programs, corporate board seats remain elusive for Black executives. The stark reality is there are many qualified Black prospective board members, but the system continues to fail us.

Like many other Black executives who have endured the weight of systemic racism on their careers, I wish to turn discussions about racism into actionable plans to combat prejudice and inequality in the workplace. The Black100 is just that, a solution-oriented platform designed to aggregate a pipeline of strong Black leaders and provide support, training, and access to corporate boards.

There is much work to be done at Fortune 100 companies, where action has not followed lipservice. Allyship is more than post on social media, it’s a change at the highest levels of leadership. I am very hopeful that the Black100’s allied approach and board-ready curriculum will have a generational impact on our society.

If you are moved by our mission, don’t hesitate to get involved. Reach out to us with recommendations on great Black candidates who would be phenomenal board members. If you currently serve on a board that is not diverse, please create an account and start to plug talented Black candidates into your board recruiting process.

We welcome any donations to defray the cost of training and membership for our Black100 pipeline. Wherever you are in your career or influence spectrum, you can help combat racism and inequality.

The time is now. Let’s go!

Lockie Andrews
Founder of the Black100

Our Founding Team

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Lockie Andrews

Founder of the Black100,

Keirsten Keys

Maya Dantzler

Maya Dantzler is The Medici Group’s Brand Marketing Manager where her passion for inclusive storytelling drives creative brand strategy for the firm and CEO, Frans Johansson. In her role, Maya leads transformational marketing initiatives that propel innovative revenue growth, brand exposure, and market expansion. Prior to joining The Medici Group, Maya worked on public policy initiatives in the U.S. Senate, and most recently drove CSR strategy at L’Oreal USA. Still active in politics, Maya volunteers on local and state campaigns, and globally, she convenes cultural immersive experiences for Black and Brown women through her nonprofit, Venus. Maya holds degrees in Political Science and Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.