About Our Keynote: Mariama Boney, LCSW, CAE
As a facilitator of organizational transitions, Mariama empowers individuals to move through discomfort so they can find shared purpose and create frameworks for constructive dialogue and action planning. Mariama’s textured career has shaped her ability to ‘bridge head and heart,’ fostering healthy human dynamics within organizational infrastructures.
From her early career as a social work case manager at the Salvation Army and Booth House, through two decades of serving as an educational administrator at Syracuse University, James Madison University, Rochester Institute of Technology, George Mason University, Northern Virginia Community College, plus as an association executive with AAUW, ACPA, NAFSA, Year Up, MMEA, and ACY.
Today, as President and CEO of Achieve More, LLC, a small woman and minority-owned consultancy, Mariama is transformative, transparent, team-oriented, and solution-focused with her skills in facilitation, training, and consulting on behalf of over 500 diverse groups of professionals, students, faculty, and volunteers and for stakeholders of up to100,000. An innovator of over 750 quality programs, products, and services to expand learning, and implementer of 10 strategic plans and 350 projects for future success, Mariama has helped education, government, non-profit, corporate, and association organizations achieve fiduciary and operational efficiency.
Mariama’s commitment to fostering initiatives with the DEIAA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access, and Accessibility) sector stems from a personal passion for race equity, dialogue, and leadership. She has facilitated comprehensive multicultural programs, leadership and diversity models, organizational transformation, partnerships, and grants for faculty, staff, students, partners, boards, volunteers, and the community.
As an active volunteer leader and alumnus of the ASAE Diversity Executive Leadership Program (2008-09), Mariama has served in several leadership roles for associations, non-profit, and alumni groups. These include serving as a donor, member, and chair of the ASAE Diversity and Inclusion Committee, member of the Power of A Awards Committee, member of the Gold Circle Awards Committee, a content leader/faculty during Annual Meeting & Expo, and several ASAE University programs during the CAE Kickoff and Association Management Week.
Hailing from Syracuse, NY, Mariama was raised on a college campus as a second-generation educator. She obtained her B.S. and M.S. degree in Social Work from Syracuse University with a specialization in Child Welfare; she earned her Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential; she is a Licensed Social Worker in Maryland and Virginia; and a certified coach.
She is the author of VENT: I’m Worth It: A Journey to Refocus, Realign and Restore and VENT: I’m Worth It: Leadership Edition. To learn more, visit her website.