Founded by award-winning, trailblazer Juliette Mayers in 2011, Inspiration Zone LLC (IZL) is a woman-owned, Minority Business enterprise (MBE) certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) affiliate, Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (GNEMSDC) and by the Commonwealth of MA.
OUR FLEXIBLE MODEL
With scalable solutions and a flexible model, we are poised to provide the appropriate level of resources for your initiative. Inspiration Zone’s business model allows for the utilization of as many resources as necessary to ensure the success of the project and a high degree of flexibility and adaptability to accommodate the evolving needs of our clients.
OUR UNIQUE APPROACH
Inspiration Zone views DEI as a business imperative and as an extension of an organization’s brand. As such, DEI is viewed through a business lens. As a former corporate executive, Juliette Mayers has deep trailblazing experience in the DEI field, multi-cultural marketing, brand management, and business strategy expertise. Inspiration Zone leverages award-winning solutions to provide clients with integrated, sustainable strategies.
A holistic approach is necessary for a meaningful and impactful Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategy. It requires considering the employee perspective, the organization’s culture, the impact on the community, and the integration of DEI as part of the core business strategy.
Juliette Mayers (May-erz) is Founder and CEO of Inspiration Zone, a strategic consulting firm specializing in Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Strategy, Brand Management and Thought Leadership. When it comes to diversity and inclusion, she is unapologetic about her business-focused orientation. With 30 years of leadership experience with Fortune 500 companies and large not-for-profits, she helps organizations create diverse and inclusive environments with built-in accountability.
A trusted advisor and confidante to CEOs and senior executives, Juliette uses her influence to position brands for DEI success in the global marketplace. In addition to leading her award-winning consulting practice, she motivates and inspires audiences through her keynotes and workshops on unconscious bias, inclusive leadership, strategic networking, personal branding, and women’s leadership.
Juliette is host of “Entering the Inspiration Zone,” a podcast for business professionals seeking positive connection and professional development. Her work has been called pioneering and innovative. She is the recipient of numerous awards and has been featured in Forbes, WHDH, WCVB, CBS, Advertising Age, Boston Business Journal and The Boston Globe.
Juliette is a member and contributor to Forbes Coaches Council. She is a fellow at Simmons Institute for Inclusive Leadership.
Background & Experience
Juliette previously held corporate leadership and executive positions at GE Capital, Bank of America, The AdClub Foundation and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Her consulting clients include a diverse mix of global organizations, not-for-profits, and some of the largest industry associations.
- Strategic Networking 2.0: Harness the Power of Connection and Inclusion for Business Success (2023)
- The Guide to Strategic Networking (2015)
- A Black Woman’s Guide to Networking (2011)
- Phyllis Rappaport Outstanding Achievement, 2022
- Get Konnected’s Boston’s Most Impactful Black Women, 2021
- Women for Whittier Leadership Award, 2018
- Gwen Ifill Trailblazer Award, 2018
- Women of Influence Award, 2016
- Sojourner Truth Business Leadership Award, 2015
- Women Worth Watching, 2015
- Leadership In Diversity Award, 2014
- Marketing/Small Business Champion Award, 2014
- Girl Scouts of Eastern MA, Leading Women Award, 2012