Vanessa Womack

Affiliated with Boardsource since 2016

About Vanessa

Vanessa is a skilled facilitator in governance, leadership, DEI, strategic planning, and team dynamics.

Board Facilitation Experience:

  • FQHCs or Community Health Centers
  • Community Foundations
  • Nonprofits

Community engagement and leadership roles:

  • Former president of the board of directors of Virginia Heroes Incorporated 
  • Former advisory council member: 
    • Virginia Commonwealth University-Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute Minority Political Leadership Institute
    • Initiatives of Change – Advisory Council

Community dialogue facilitation:

  • Initiatives of Change/Hope in the Cities’ presentation, Unpacking 2010 Census: The Realities of Race, Class and Jurisdiction
  • Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities
  • Leadership Metro Richmond (LQ 2006) in Richmond, Virginia

Social Media Courses:

  • LinkedIn Learning course “Managing A Diverse Team”, and the 
  • Listenable, “Practicing DEI Can Improve Organizational Culture”

“Bookie and Lil Ray: In the Game” (August 2021) (Multicultural STEM children’s book)
“Emerald Jones: The Fashion Designer Diva,” (2020) (Multicultural STEM children’s book)
“The Female CEO: Pearls, Power & Passion” (2014)
“Paint the Sky Purple” (2010)

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