Plan & Vote for Kindness — Virtual Panel Discussion

Presented by
Deondra Wardelle, Leader of the #RootCauseRacism Movement

Co-Moderated by
Mark Graban, Senior Advisor, KaiNexus

The 2020 Presidential election is being regarded as the “Election of our Lifetime.” There is a lot at stake on countless ballots whether at the county, city, state, or national level. Tensions are high in America due largely to the Coronavirus pandemic and civil unrest caused by strained race relations. It’s important that “We the People” steady our thoughts, conduct our research, and develop a plan to ensure our voices are heard. We must exercise our right to vote! It doesn’t matter if you vote via absentee ballot, early voting, or if you vote in person on Election Day–now is the time to develop a solid voting plan, and vote for kindness!

Join Deondra Wardelle, leader of the #RootCauseRacism movement, and other thought leaders for a panel webinar discussion, as they commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution – Women’s Suffrage and the Women’s Rights Movement. She’ll be joined by Karyn Ross, founder of the Love and Kindness Project – Vote for Kindness Project, Elisabeth Swann and Tracy O’Rourke, Co-Authors of the Problem Solver’s Toolkit and Co-Founders of the JIT Cafe, Brunessa Drayton, a community advocate and political influencer, as well as Chelle Wilson and Jasmyne E. McCoy of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. The panelists will discuss the real and present danger of voter suppression, the importance of knowing your rights, and how to develop a solid voting plan which will ensure your voice is heard in this year’s elections.

The Panelists:
Deondra Wardelle is a Senior-level Training and Development Executive. She has proven expertise in Strategic Growth Initiatives, Organizational and Leadership Development, and Lean Six Sigma Implementation. Deondra has a track record of success in being a catalyst for change and a driver of results, driven to improve processes and operations. She is an astute business strategist who is driven, engaging, collaborative and results-focused.

Brunessa E. Drayton is a former sales professional, leader and advocate. Raised in a military family, she takes pride in a strong work ethic and brings a unique perspective deeply rooted in her Afro-Latina heritage. This combination makes her a passionate champion to work on behalf of those who have historically been underserved and underrepresented.

Chelle Luper Wilson is a sought after motivational speaker, content expert, panelist, and workshop facilitator who loves exploring the possibilities of what can happen when we harness our collective power and create the change we want to see in the world. Among the topics she loves to passionately engage in the most are Black women’s histories, artistic activism, social justice, and civil rights— including voting, reproductive, and environmental.

Elisabeth Swan is the Chief Learning Experience Officer at and the co-author of the Problem-Solver’s Toolkit. She’s been helping people successfully build their problem-solving muscles for over 30 years, and she loves what she does every single day.

Jasmyne E. McCoy is a young trailblazer in the making! The Arkansas native is a senior at Harvard University where she’s a pre-med major, concentrating in molecular and cellular biology. She was on the Crimson Cheerleading Team for football and basketball season, is an Academic Tutor for the first three levels of Calculus along with Chemistry, and a Harvard Peer Advising Fellow to the incoming freshmen.

Karyn Ross is on a mission to Help People Improve the World. An artist, internationally acclaimed speaker, award-winning author, consultant, coach and lean practitioner, Karyn travels the globe teaching people how to combine creativity, lean and kindness to make a better world. As well as being the owner of KRC (Karyn Ross Consulting), Karyn is the Founder and President of the Love and Kindness Project Foundation, a registered public charity fostering projects that spread love and kindness in the world, and Founding Mother of Women in Lean – Our Table.

Tracy O’Rourke is a Master Black Belt at, co- author of the book, “The Problem-Solver’s Toolkit: A Surprisingly Simple Guide To Your Lean Six Sigma Journey”, and co-host of the Just-In-Time Café podcast. For 20+ years, Tracy advises companies and spearheads
implementation on many aspects of process improvement, cultural development and strategic alignment.

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