Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth
Dr. Culbreth is the founder and CEO of The Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc., a project dedicated to addressing colorism. She is also the founder and CEO of I Am Beautiful Global, Inc., an organization that focuses on girls of color learning to love and embrace the color of their skin. Recently, she created the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. (NGWCC) which will be a worldwide organization for women and girls of color. The mission of NGWCC is to bring together girls and women of color worldwide to address race, color, collaborate, share, discuss, and take action to eliminate the numerous barriers that continue to affect the psychological, emotional, physical and social growth and well-being of women and girls of color. NGWCC will officially launch in 2015.
Dr. Culbreth focuses on girls and women of color defying stereotypes and breaking down skin color and racial barriers, and biased standards of beauty that continue to ignore the diversity of girls and women of color. Through her projects and research, she focuses on colorism, diversity, racial unity, addressing the issues that continue to stagnate the psychological, emotional, physical and social well-being and growth of girls and women of color, and empowering people of color to reach higher ground,
Dr. Culbreth’s published dissertation consisted of an empirical investigation of the presence of intraracial colorism discrimination among Black Americans in the workplace. In addition to the Intraracial Colorism Project, Dr. Culbreth’s agenda includes working on several projects, articles, a book about colorism, production of the play Colorstruck, continued research and further expansion and development of the Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Colorism Studies, President of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. (NGWCC), President of Complexity Publishing, LLC, Founder of Fabulously Fifty Women of Color, and Host of Complexity Talk Radio – Complexity Live.
Professionally, Dr. Culbreth is the managing partner of Culbreth, Jung-Kim & Severino, a consulting firm specializing in colorism, race, diversity, education, management and human resource management. She is the author of Living Life Fabulous At Fifty: Affirmations for Women of Color(2015) and co-author of Live Life Beautiful: Affirmations for Girls of Color (2014).
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