Janine Fondon, an author, educator, and speaker, brings her New York spirit, Caribbean lineage, and Massachusetts mindset (with Southern exposure) to the boardroom, living room and classroom. Janine has used her Communication skills to build bridges of inclusion in corporations and communities. Her work on diversity councils and leadership teams has focused on raising unheard voices and inspiring change through effective communication. She has worked for several corporations (ABC-TV, CBS-TV, BankBoston,) as well as co-founded UnityFirst.com to share diversity-related news. As an MFA candidate at Bay Path University and Chair of Undergraduate Communications/Assistant Professor, Janine inspires women and inclusive communities to make new history.