Dr. Cheryl Jackson, a multimillion-dollar social entrepreneur, author, and speaker, empowers people globally to take action in their lives and careers. Through her books, conferences, and Action Academy, she equips high performers with leadership development, executive presence, and professional communication tools. She founded Minnie’s Food Pantry in 2008, which has since served more than 27 million meals from its 12 locations. The pantry has received contributions from celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Mark Cuban, and Tyler Perry.

A motivational speaker, Jackson has addressed audiences of Fortune 500 companies, schools, and organizations. Her accolades include the Microsoft Women of Excellence, Ebony Power 100, and the Presidential Service Award.


  • Cultivating Endurance: Nurturing a Sustainable Culture in Nonprofit Organizations
    Thursday, March 21, 2024: 10:00am-11:30am
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Dr. Cheryl Jackson