ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Meredith Moore Crosby
Author | Speaker | Coach
Hi, I’m Meredith Moore Crosby, and my mission in life is to create opportunities. That means I’m always looking for connections to bring resources, information or inspiration to a situation. I learned how to think this way during my career leading brand and reputation initiatives for some of the world’s largest companies like McDonald’s, 3M and Comcast.
Now as President of Leverette Weekes I’m running my family owned communications and coaching company helping corporations advance women in the workplace.
I live in the Twin Cities, and I recently wrote my first book to share the battle-tested lessons to help everyone advance at work in Getting Unstuck: A Guide to Moving Your Career Forward.
My career started in finance, and later I found myself writing for the chief operations officer for McDonald’s USA. I had the pleasure of supporting the most diverse senior leadership in the history of McDonald’s including the historical rise of the first African American CEO. During my time at the largest fast food restaurant in the world, I led award-winning global initiatives and external brand engagement resulting in McDonald’s recognition as a diversity leader and talent developer.
My journey rising the ranks to become the youngest director at McDonald’s is featured in Successful Women Think Differently, by Valorie Burton and a variety of publications, including Diversity Woman magazine. I’ve been recognized as one of the top 30 young leaders by Ebony magazine, and I’m the youngest recipient of Howard University’s global visionary award. I have also been recognized by the Minneapolis- St. Paul Business Journal as a recipient of the publication’s annual “40 Under 40 Awards.”
An advocate for access to education, I am a proud graduate of Howard University, and I have a master’s of science in managerial communications from Northwestern University. I am a member of The Links, Incorporated, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and the International Coaching Federation. For the last two years, I shared my insights with Forbes.com readers as a member of the Forbes Coaching Council.
Outside of work, I’m on the national governing board of the Jeremiah Program a national nonprofit supporting single moms with safe, affordable housing, career track education to provide a pathway out of poverty for their children through high-quality childhood education. When you purchase a copy of my book, Getting Unstuck: A Guide to Moving Your Career Forward, a portion of the proceeds supports the empowerment program in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Austin, New York, Boston, and Fargo.
As a working mom I don't get much free time but when I do I like to sleep, watch cooking shows on repeat or connect with friends on LinkedIn. I am married to the love of my life, Brian and we have two sons under the age of six.