Nzinga Shaw’s career as a corporate diversity officer wasn’t by design. 

She attended top-ranked historically-black women’s college Spelman College not to explore the ins and outs of race and ethnicity but to get a good education that could help her land a good job. She worked for Essence Magazine, the National Football League and the global PR firm Edelman in human resources and public relations. 
But a slew of experiences during her 15 years in business have informed a unique position on diversity that isn’t what you might expect. 

Laura Baverman

Editor
Laura Baverman manages the day-to-day at ExitEvent, writing and editing stories, lining up contributors, overseeing events and representing us in the community. Laura has spent a decade in journalism, most of those years as a business reporter in her hometown Cincinnati. Her Ohio roots run deep, but she's learning to love the South. Especially sun, all months of the year.