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About Khaliah Guillory

Full of Passion and Purpose

You’ll know it when Khaliah Guillory walks into a room. It’s a magical feeling that you have to see to understand. She lights up space with her bona fide, bountiful energy - the kind of energy you can feel from your head to your toes. When you meet her, you’ll understand why she’s won so many awards. When you hear her speak on stage, you’ll get why she’s been invited to so many events. She’s one in a million.

She currently serves on Mayor Sylvester Turner’s LGBT Advisory Board, the ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) Association board, works with the National Diversity Council and is a keynote speaker for the Texas Diversity and Leadership Conference. During her career, Khaliah has inspired companies like Microsoft, Wells Fargo, Keller Williams, and the City of Houston by bringing new thought leadership to the table. She is an energetic public speaker and a passionate promoter of diversity and inclusion. She believes that each employee can reach their greatest potential in a supportive and inclusive environment and has built training workshops to help companies increase productivity.

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Born Khaliah Oni Guillory (KOG), she worked her way from banker to a C-level executive. While Vice President of Wachovia Bank, she served as one of the founding members of the Diversity Council, influencing positive change at the company. During this time, the organization saw a retention increase of approximately 35 percent due to her leadership. After leaving Corporate America, Khaliah’s phone started ringing off the chain and hasn’t stopped.

As the co-host for the Startup Master’s podcast on The Sphere Network and a contributing writer for Huffington Post, Khaliah shares her knowledge to help inspire others. She’s on a quest for nothing less than global human transformation by advocating for acceptance and respect, and distinction.

What’s next for Khaliah Guillory?

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Due to the recent success of her documentary film, I Am You, which premiered at the University of Houston in October 2018, Khaliah has put the wheels in motion to executive produce a new and more powerful docu-series about diversity and inclusion. She is working on a video blog series for YouTube aimed at empowering women from all walks of life. In addition to her diversity and inclusion work, Khaliah is the Founder at Cynthia A. Guillory Foundation.

She is the founder of Nap Bar, a self-care, health, and wellness program that aligns with corporate and organizational health care. Nap Bar is currently in development with several companies who are interested in bringing the concept to their offices, accenting rows of cubicles with relaxation and napping space to create allowing people to take a 20-25 minute power nap during the day in a dedicated sanctuary to unplug, reconnect and recharge as a human. We believe in offering sustainable rest so staff can be more productive during the day. The company is curating sustainable rest that will equal sustainable productivity so you can go back into the world and finish first. NASA recently conducted a study that a 26-minute nap increased productivity by 54 percent and alertness by 34 percent.

Making a Difference

The Cynthia A. Guillory Foundation

Our mission is to dedicate and make a difference in the lives of others by giving back increasing ALS awareness in Houston and surrounding communities. We encourage you to get involved via your time, talents or treasure to help The Cynthia A. Guillory Foundation reach its goals.

During the summer of 2001, Khaliah Guillory found out that her mother, Cynthia A. Guillory (Woogie),  had been diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. After a tremendous struggle, Cynthia passed away in the fall of 2002.  Khaliah vowed to her mother before she passed that she would help continue her legacy of philanthropy and founded the Cynthia A. Guillory Foundation (CAG) in December 2011.

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