LaShana Lewis, the founder and CEO of L. M. Lewis Consulting, has over 20 years of experience in business and technology. After experiencing her own issues that ultimately were based in a lack of understanding diversity and inclusion, she knew there was a need. Beyond LaShana’s business experience, she has also participated in and led teams around the US in initiatives to expand diversity and improve the nonprofit landscape. This includes, but isn’t limited to, the St. Louis LGBT Community Center, the LGBTQ Tech and Innovation Summit, Black Pride, Women 2.0., and the St. Louis Equity in Entrepreneurship Collective. She has also served as CTO and IT Leader at various startups and nonprofits across the U.S.