CREW Network DEI Speaker
As a facilitator of organizational transitions, Mariama empowers individuals to move through discomfort so they can find shared purpose and create frameworks for constructive dialogue and action planning. Mariama’s textured career has shaped her ability to ‘bridge head and heart,’ fostering healthy human dynamics within organizational infrastructures.
From her early career as a social work case manager at the Salvation Army and Booth House, through two decades of serving as an educational administrator at Syracuse University, James Madison University, Rochester Institute of Technology, George Mason University, Northern Virginia Community College, plus as an association executive with AAUW, ACPA, NAFSA, Year Up, MMEA, and ACY.
In addition, Commercial Property Executive (2015) named Mark as one of the 13 most innovative executives worth watching; and Queens College, City University of New York, presented its Alumni Award to Mark in 2015. The award honors individuals whose successful careers and dedication to philanthropy and public service serve as models for Queens College students. A frequent industry keynote speaker and author, Mark also received an honorable mention for Commercial Property Executive’s Service Executive of the Year Award in 2015.
Today, as President and CEO of Achieve More, LLC, a small woman and minority-owned consultancy, Mariama is transformative, transparent, team-oriented, and solution-focused with her skills in facilitation, training, and consulting on behalf of over 500 diverse groups of professionals, students, faculty, and volunteers and for stakeholders of up to 100,000. An innovator of over 750 quality programs, products, and services to expand learning, and implementer of 10 strategic plans and 350 projects for future success, Mariama has helped education, government, non-profit, corporate, and association organizations achieve fiduciary and operational efficiency.
Mariama’s commitment to fostering initiatives with the DEIAA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access, and Accessibility) sector stems from a personal passion for race equity, dialogue, and leadership. She has facilitated comprehensive multicultural programs, leadership and diversity models, organizational transformation, partnerships, and grants for faculty, staff, students, partners, boards, volunteers, and the community.
She is leading a DEI training at the 2021 Fall Leadership Summit.