Sharoni D. Little
Dr. Sharoni Denise Little is the Head of Global Inclusion Strategy, Creative Artists Agency and the CEO of The Strategist Company, LLC (a boutique advisory). She is former Vice Dean, Senior Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Professor at the USC Marshall School of Business.
An author and renowned scholar, Dr. Little is an expert on workplace inclusion and equity, social justice and empowerment, strategic leadership, and global communication. Sharoni has been featured in various media outlets, including her TEDx talk, The Gift of Corrective Lenses, is completing her forthcoming books, The Perpetual Surveillance of Black Men (2020), and Diapers and Dissertations: Women, Education, and Work (2020).
Sharoni earned her Ph.D. from Indiana University in Rhetoric and Cultural Studies, an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California, and her Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in Organizational Communication from California State University, Los Angeles.
In addition to her scholarly and advisory efforts, Sharoni is an educational and social advocate who currently partners with the Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute, the Children and Nature Network, and the Obama Foundations, Fresh Tracks Leadership Development program. Sharoni has also partnered with California State University, Los Angeles, College of Professional and Global Education undergraduate program for incarcerated students at a California State Prison in conjunction with criminal justice reform efforts. Additionally, she was the founding COO of the Yetunde Price Resource Center established for children and families impacted by violence in Compton, California, a founding member of the Compton Human Trafficking Task Force, has served as the Coordinator of the Empowerment Congress, a Los Angeles based civic engagement non-profit, is a member of the Los Angeles County’s, Policy Roundtable for Childcare and Development Commission, partners with the Children’s Defense Fund, and sits on several boards of trustees.
While she values her role as a strategist, advocate and scholar, Sharoni’s most cherished role is being the proud mother of twin Curtis alums, Jared Savage (’11) and Jaren Savage (’11), who are seniors in college.