Consortium Leadership Foundation’s development was twofold. The brainchild of Junie Janette Harris, owner of District Consortium Inc., who was inspired by her parents the late Drs. Rudolph and Janette Hoston Harris. “As a young person, my mother the encouraged me to be a leader and a visionary. She said you have to take your dream and turn it into reality. She always supported the non-traditional work that I did and assisted me with getting into programs that would support my development.”
Initially we spent as much time building and helping with the growth of the individual as we did teach about the industry. The need for more individual leadership training along with skills development began and implemented in our existing programs in all areas of work.
This foundation was built to partner with existing organizations to infuse leadership training as part of the curriculum and enhance individual and immersion programs.
As a public and private partnership, we also created opportunities to add funding and assistance to select programs and manage the Harris Scholars Program.
“I didn’t learn to be quiet when I had an opinion. The reason they knew who I was is because I told them.”
Ursula Burns, Chairman and former CEO of Xerox, the first African American woman to head a Fortune 500 company