Background: Tania Clerisme is an associate partner with Bellwether Education Partners in the Talent Services practice area. Prior to joining Bellwether, Tania worked as a management consultant in Deloitte Consulting’s Organization Transformation practice, where she partnered with clients to drive business results and transformational change through their people. Tania’s areas of expertise include change management, culture, strategic communications, and talent strategies.
Earlier in her career, Tania spent time in the social services arena, providing counseling services to communities of color in the New York City area to treat issues ranging from mood disorders to substance abuse. Tania also worked as a marketing communications account executive, managing disease awareness for Fortune 100 clients. Tania holds master’s degrees in business administration and social work from Columbia University, and a bachelor’s in psychology from Harvard University.
Sample clients: Uplift Education, New Paradigm for Education
Why I do this work: Having worked with communities of color at various stages of the poverty cycle, I am acutely aware of the role educational inequality plays in leaving these communities further and further behind. Operating with the belief that my own education is best applied tackling issues of injustice, I am passionate about using educational equality as an entry point to break the cycle, creating opportunities for children of color to thrive.