The Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference exists to create a forum for leaders in education reform. We seek to create a constructive dialogue about how leadership skills applied to the education sector can be used to solve the most pressing and complex challenges in public education.

From its modest beginnings in 2007, The Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference has grown to be a nationally recognized forum for education reform. The ELC is an annual two-day conference focused on convening the nation’s leaders in education reform. Through panels, networking, conversations, and workshops, our speakers, attendees, presenters, and keynotes create a community that helps build urgency in working toward student success and system-wide progress.

The ELC is sponsored and run by the Yale School of Management Education Club. Each year, 20+ Yale School of Management students work from early in the school year to conceptualize, plan, and realize the spring conference. The 2019 conference will mark our 13th anniversary.
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Tenicka Boyd

Color of Change
Senior Advisor to the President
Please note: in this session, Tenicka Boyd is representing her own views, not those of her employer, Color of Change.

Tenicka Boyd is the Senior Advisor to the President of Color Of Change, where she serves on the leadership team as a strategic thought partner to the President. Prior to joining Color of Change, Tenicka was the National Director of the Leaders of Color Initiative, where she supported Black and Latinos seeking public office. Previously she built and led the largest parent organizing effort in the country. She spent time in the Obama administration where she worked on domestic policy issues including education, faith based partnerships, and homelessness. Previously, she spent years as a community organizer working on housing justice, school reform, electoral, state, and presidential campaigns including the Obama Campaign in 2008. She sits on several boards and has appeared on dozens of media platforms including Fox 5 New York, NBC and Capitol New York. She has written several op-eds featured in the New York Daily News, the New York Post, Politico and Crain’s business magazine. Tenicka graduated from Tennessee State University and the University of Michigan. An avid world traveler to well over 50 countries, Tenicka lives in Harlem with her family.