Juliette Mayers is Founder and CEO of Inspiration Zone LLC (IZL), a strategic consulting firm specializing in Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Strategy, Brand Management and Thought Leadership. She is known for helping clients integrate D&I and multicultural insights to provide value-driven, innovative solutions that position brands for success in the global marketplace.
Prior to launching IZL, Mayers led large-scale initiatives at Fortune 500 companies and large not-for-profits such as Blue Cross Blue Shield MA. A trusted advisor and confidante, Mayers uses her influence to position others for success. In addition to her consulting practice, she motivates and inspires audiences through her keynotes and workshops on inclusive leadership, strategic networking, personal branding, and women’s leadership.
Mayers’ board service includes her appointment by Massachusetts Governor, Charlie Baker, to the Massachusetts Workforce Development Board, a Corporator on the Board of Eastern Bank, Region One representative on the U.S. Small Business (SBA) Federal Advisory Board, and the Board of The Boston Club where she chairs the Diversity & Inclusion Committee. She is emeritus Board President for Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), a $180 million anti-poverty organization and the largest community action agency in the country.
A networking expert, Juliette's popular books, The Guide to Strategic Networking and A Black Woman’s Guide to Networking have received international acclaim.
Mayers is the recipient of numerous awards including the Gwen Ifill Trailblazer Award from Simmons College, Women of Influence recognition from the Boston Business Journal(BBJ), The GK 100 Most Influential Leaders of Color Award (Founder’s Choice) from GetKonnected, Diversity Leadership Award from the Boston Business Journal, Hispanic-American Chamber award, Women Worth Watching award from Diversity Journal, The Sojourner Truth Business Leadership Award and the Leading Women’s Award from The Girl Scouts of Eastern MA.
She has been featured in TV and print media including WHDH, WCVB, CBS, Advertising Age, Boston Business Journal and The Boston Globe.
Mayers is a graduate of Simmons School of Management where she earned her MBA and Northeastern University where she received her Marketing degree. She is the mother of two daughters and is married to her husband of twenty-six years, Darryl Mayers.
“Juliette’s insightful advice on strategic networking was memorable, practical and can be applied in a multitude of settings across different cultures.”