Vanessa Womack

Affiliated with Boardsource since 2017

About Vanessa

Vanessa Womack is a skilled facilitator in leadership, governance, DEI, soft skill training, and team dynamics. As an experienced course designer, she developed the successful LinkedIn Learning course “Managing A Diverse Team”, wrote the audio course on Listenable, “Practicing DEI Can Improve Organizational Culture”, and completed a certificate for training for DEI in the Workplace.

Her background includes:

  • Facilitating board and compliance training at Community Health Centers for a state Primary Care Association and other organizations
  • Working as a BoardSource Certified Governance Consultant
  • Serving as Lead Faculty-Area Chair in the School of Business at the University of Phoenix
  • Coaching career transitioning clients for future roles
  • Public speaker and radio show host, On Track with Vanessa Womack
  • Spokesperson for the National Marrow Donor Program (now Be the Match)

Vanessa earned her undergraduate degree from CUNY/Baruch College and MBA from Averett University. She has had various community engagement and leadership roles and is the author of ‘Paint the Sky Purple’ (2010) and co-author of ‘The Female CEO: Pearls, Power & Passion’ (2014), Entrepreneurship 101:The New Reality of Business Ownership (2012). Recent publishings include ‘Bookie and Lil Ray: In the Game’ (2021) and ‘Emerald Jones: The Fashion Designer Diva’ (2020).

Consultant Information

Email: [email protected]


Location: Richmond, Virginia

Areas of Expertise: Board roles and responsibilities, CEO-Board partnership , Diversity Inclusion and Equity, Strategic board composition, Strategic planning and visioning, Succession planning

Areas of Engagement: Board education retreat or seminar

Mission Areas: Associations, Community foundations, Corporate volunteerism programs, Federated organizations, Religiously-affiliated organizations, Small-budget organizations

Virtual Work Availability: Flexible, based on needs