Dismantling Microaggressions Through the Power of Connection | Toya Webb | TEDxRushU

Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Dr. Toya Webb is a systems’ disrupter, status quo killer and social justice advocate. In her recently published study on racial microaggressions, Dr. Webb explores the impact of commonly held stereotypes while amplifying the voices of African-American women in leadership. A fervent speaker and certified professional life coach, Dr. Webb is a recipient of numerous awards including a YWCA leadership award in Communications and Technology; she has been named one of the Best Under 40 by the Kane County Chronicle and is recognized as a mover and shaker (40 under 40) by the American Association for Women in Community Colleges. With a combined passion for higher education and storytelling, Dr. Webb, a former news reporter, serves as the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at an Illinois community college and is a member of the Diversity and Equity Committee with the Public Relations Society of America. Dr. Webb has a zeal for reaching the most vulnerable populations, enjoys being a mentor, and is dedicated to helping others find their purpose. She is married to her high school sweetheart and is a proud mom to three sons. Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Dr. Toya Webb is a systems’ disrupter, status quo killer and social justice advocate. In her recently published study on racial microaggressions, Dr. Webb explores the impact of commonly held stereotypes while amplifying the voices of African-American women in leadership. A fervent speaker and certified professional life coach, Dr. Webb is a recipient of numerous awards including a YWCA leadership award in Communications and Technology; she has been named one of the Best Under 40 by the Kane County Chronicle and is recognized as a mover and shaker (40 under 40) by the American Association for Women in Community Colleges. With a combined passion for higher education and storytelling, Dr. Webb, a former news reporter, serves as the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at an Illinois community college and is a member of the Diversity and Equity Committee with the Public Relations Society of America. Dr. Webb has a zeal for reaching the most vulnerable populations, enjoys being a mentor, and is dedicated to helping others find their purpose. She is married to her high school sweetheart and is a proud mom to three sons. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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