Dr. Anita Davis-DeFoe

Dr. DeFoe’s “Follow Her Lead”, a must read says Echoing Green Fellows Finalists

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI – Follow Her Lead: Leadership Lessons For Women As They Journey From the Backroom to the Boardroom penned by Virgin Islands resident and Social Entrepreneur Dr. Anita Davis-DeFoe is a must read says two Echoing Green Fellows finalists.

According to the organization’s website, Ameca Reali and Adrienne Wheeler, who have been chosen as 2011 Echoing Green Fellows finalists in the category of Cooperative Advocacy for the People, focused on Civil and Human Rights, say DeFoe’s latest book is one every social entrepreneur should read.

Founded some 25 years ago, Echoing Green has invested over $30 million in seed funding to social entrepreneurs and their organization as these visionaries strive to solve some of the most challenging world problems. After receiving over 3,000 applications this year, the 2011 Fellowship finalists were selected; 22 visionaries passionate about working for good.

Reali and Wheeler’s bold idea is to “tackle systemic criminal justice deficiencies in Louisiana by providing access to relevant legal files and bringing together the recently incarcerated, attorneys, and prisoner rights advocates to develop strategies for accountability and reform.”

When asked about being mentioned, Dr. DeFoe commented, “I am humbled and deeply honored to have Follow Her Lead cited as a must read. While focused on enhancing leadership prowess amongst girls and women, this is a book for all leaders, wherever they are on the journey, as this book teaches through stories both the emotional and professional competencies required to be an effective 21st century leader.”

Follow Her Lead: Leadership Lessons For Women as They Journey From the Backroom to the Boardroom, uses ten compelling leadership fables which ignite a lively discussion about the competencies and practices essential for today’s emerging and seasoned leaders. In it, you can:

  • Learn the ten pathways to leadership greatness,
  • Expand your understanding of and practice of the essential leadership tools that effective leaders embody, and
  • Gain personal and organizational leadership insights which enable you to model and coach the cornerstones of impactful leaders.

Follow Her Lead is ideal for personal development, as well as for staff development sessions, leadership and organization development training circles, supplemental reading for college courses and management training programs, an insightful resource guide for women at all stages of their career journey.

Quoted as one of the career and workforce development experts in the September 2008, April 2009 and August 2009 issues of Essence Magazine; a business thought coach in the March 2009 and August 2009 issues of Black Enterprise Magazine, and the October 2010 edition of the New Jersey Business Journal, Dr. Anita Davis–DeFoe, has over 20 years of experience motivating, coaching, inspiring and transforming individuals and organizations. She has crafted and implemented myriad organizational and human capital programs aimed at assisting people of all ages to discover boundless unique strengths; to unleash their inner greatness.

A consultant with expertise in business, NGOs and leadership development, start-ups, and media, Dr. Davis-DeFoe is a columnist for She Caribbean (St. Lucia), Businessuite Magazine (Jamaica), and other online publications.

Anita Davis-DeFoe is a social entrepreneur and an author who earnestly believes that divinely treasures have been placed inside each of us, bestowed so that we can significantly uplift the world, and it is our journey to discover that divine assignment. The CaribVoice Radio Host (REFLECTIONS) is the author of a rites of passage curriculum for girls entitled, Soulful One: For Girls on the Pathway to Greatness; and two other books, A Woman’s Guide to Soulful Living: Seven Keys to Life and Work Success; and Tropical Escapes, a novel. The Execution Factor: 99 Strategies That Can Ignite Organizational Productivity will be released in late 2011.

Anita speaks at conferences, retreats, seminars, and for special events across the United States, Europe and the Caribbean, spreading her inspirational messages designed to transform people and places.

Visit her online at www.dranitadavisdefoe.com, www.dranitadavisdefoe.wordpress.com.

Photo: 2011 Echoing Green Fellows finalists in the category of Cooperative Advocacy for the People, Ameca Reali and Adrienne Wheeler, Follow Her Lead: Leadership Lessons For Women As They Journey From the Backroom to the Boardroom by Dr. Anita Davis –DeFoe is a must read for all social entrepreneurs.

Author Dr. Anita Davis-DeFoe speaking at For Ladies Only during YES Caribbean conference held on Montserrat May 25-28, 2011. DeFoe is one of the region’s leading consultants in career development and organizational transformation.

Grant Applications seminar with Dr. Anita Davis-DeFoe

anita-dafoeCHARLOTTE AMALIE – International speaker, Dr. Anita Davis-DeFoe will be facilitator for the 2010 Non-Profit Training Institute workshops on “Developing Successful Grant Applications”, which will be held on St. Thomas in January 2010.

The workshops are scheduled to be held January 26 and 27  at the Rare Earth Studio,  Radaats Gade, St. Thomas.

A nationally certified workforce development professional and a globally certified career development facilitator instructor, Dr. Anita Davis-DeFoe is a human and organization development consultant who provides capacity building, quality management, program and resource development technical assistance to organizations across the United States, Africa and the Caribbean.

She has personally authored over $10 million in grants for educational, youth development, workforce, rites of passage, parenting, employment and training initiatives for adults, the homeless, veterans, individuals with disabilities. Dr. DeFoe teaches non-profit, faith-based and other community organizations how to create systems and processes to ensure the achievement of grant outcomes, and to support continuous improvement in today’s environment of increased accountability and quality management expectations.

The funding environment now requires the development of grant proposals which display organizational capacity, the effectiveness of programmatic and operational systems, and foremost, a comprehensive range of services that address community needs. Organizations must demonstrate and articulate a capacity to design, deliver and evaluate program activities so that funders can clearly denote the impact of dollars awarded. Through interactive and hands-on activities, this training institute will provide administrators, development specialists, and grant writers with tips, strategies and tools to develop competitive grant proposals for submission to international funders. Modeling how to incorporate best practices and evidence-based research, session attendees will learn how to craft proposals, which meet today’s outcome, based standards.

Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of these sessions, workshop attendees will be able to:

1.      Understand the essential elements which comprise an inquiry letter, a concept paper and a grant proposal,

2.      Know where to locate data and how to construct the grant application,

3.      Demonstrate an enhanced awareness of how to use evidence-based and best practices to strengthen grant applications,

4.      Know how to use the logic model for grant development, program implementation, progress tracking and monitoring, and

5. Understand how to evaluate grants to ensure compliance with proposal guidelines.

For registration information and to reserve your space, contact 340-513-2805 or 340-777-7774.  Group discounts available.

New Book: Follow Her Lead

Follow-Her-Lead-CoverLeadership is a mysterious blend of science and art. Women leaders are blazing their own paths, discovering their leadership potential, seeking to create greater personal and career fulfillment.

In a groundbreaking new book, Follow Her Lead: Leadership Lessons For Women as They Journey From the Backroom to the Boardroom, business thought and personal development coach, Dr. Anita Davis-DeFoe, has penned ten compelling leadership fables which unlike ever before ignite a lively discussion about the competencies and practices essential for today’s emerging and seasoned leader, who just happens to be female.

  • Learn the ten pathways to leadership greatness,
  • Expand your understanding of and practice of the essential leadership tools that effective leaders embody, and
  • Gain personal and organizational leadership insights which enable you to model and coach the cornerstones of impactful leaders.

Follow Her Lead is ideal for personal development, as well as for staff development sessions, leadership and organization development training circles, supplemental reading for college courses and management training programs, an insightful resource guide for women at all stages of their career journey.

Featured as a career and workforce expert in Essence Magazine (September 2008 and April 2009), as well as in Black Enterprise Magazine (March 2009), Dr. DeFoe is a sought after keynote and conference speaker, trainer and workshop knowledge facilitator.

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