Sandra Finley is President and CEO of League of Black Women. The League of Black Women, founded in the 1970, is a national organization that provides strategic leadership research to communicate the collective voices of Black Women impacting societal issues and sustaining joyful living in our families, our communities and in our workplaces.
As President of the League of Black Women, Sandra focuses the organization on advocacy for leadership success for Black women and girls in our society. As the premiere leadership research organization for Black women, the League has carved out a much needed niche. Sandra is committed to innovative leadership research that accesses the authentic voices of Black women as its main focus. The League has been commended for doing more than merely describing the unique challenges and dilemmas facing Black women leaders, but to understanding and equipping Black women with the strategic resources to solve them.
Holistic in its approach, the League also seeks to empower women and offer them strategies and approaches to ensure that they engage in sustainable leadership experiences and joyful living.
A graduate of Loyola University, Sandra is active in her community. She is a past Board Member of the Illinois Health Maintenance Organization Guaranty Association; a former member of the Public Policy and Public Programs committee of the Field Museum of Natural History; and she is a past Chair of the Union League of Chicago’s Committee on Race.
She is president of Praxis Leadership Institute, a leadership consulting firm. Its motto: All of The People, All of The Time. She has emerged as an acclaimed communicator and has presented in institutions nationwide including Fortune 100 companies.
Sandra also represented LBW at The White House Forum On Women & The Economy and she presented at the EU Commission Global Summit on Women Stabilizing an Insecure World in Brussels, Belgium. She presented at the 2014 Harvard Business School Symposium, Gender And Work: Relationships Among Women: Bridging, Generational and Global Divides, wherein LBW research work was featured and she has been selected as the 2013 honoree for the YWCA Of Metropolitan Chicago Award for Racial Justice.