11: Working Overtime: Parenting & C-Suite


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Shijuade Kadree is the Chief Advocacy Officer at the LGBT Community Center in NYC. Since her tenure, Shijuade is responsible for creating, implementing and managing the annual lobbying strategy on city and state levels to support the powerful programs of The Center, as well as managing two of The Center’s government-funded initiatives related to health and human services provision, raising more than $7M. Prior to joining The Center, Shijuade represented indigent clients, zealously advocating on behalf of parents entrapped in NYC’s child welfare system. This work lead her to creative legislative and policy advocacy at the New York City Council as a legislative counsel. In that role, she served as a liaison between Council members and the Council’s central staff, drafting and negotiating legislation in a variety of subject areas with a particular focus on government operations, housing, buildings and construction.

Shijuade has also served as a Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow, working on access to financial education, products and services for low-income families, federal and state anti-hunger programs, as well as publishing a manual for state legislators, “Bringing Legislators to the Table: Addressing Hunger and Nutrition in America.” During graduate school, she received the ABA Fellowship for Minorities in Environmental Law and was named a Georgia Association Of Black Women Attorney scholar. Currently a Women in Power fellow with the 92nd St Y and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service at NYU Wagner Graduate School. Shijuade is an alumna Of Emory University, with a joint Law and Public Health degree.

Tiyale Hayes is the Senior Vice President, Strategic Insights & Research, for BET Networks, a division of Viacom. For over a decade, Tiyale has worked on some of the worlds biggest and best brands. A 1998 graduate of Hampton University with armed with a Marketing degree, Tiyale started his career in sales at Johnson & Johnson. After learning the fundamentals of how consumers shop in store, he attended business school and earned an MBA in Marketing from Purdue University. After a serendipitous moment, he began a career in Market Research at Proctor & Gamble. In his time at P&G he helped create insights that led to business winning ideas for brands like Folgers, Pringles, Crest, Gillette and Old Spice.

He left P&G to head back tk Johnson & Johnson, where he led insight development for a number of brands, including Tylenol, Motrin and Listerine. He traveled the world learning from consumers about what makes them tick and how to create products that meet their needs.

In 2016, he was tapped to lead insight development for BET where he leads a team developing insights for the BET brand and new show development. For a decade, Tiyale has been a strong advocate for the consumer and has helped shape the strategies of some of the worlds prominent brands. He has developed a solid track record of creating deep and rich insights that have been used to bring products to consumers around the globe. Tiyale is the President of the North Jersey Chapter of the Hampton University Alumni Association, a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., National Black MBA Association, and the Development committee for Live Out Loud.

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