Lisa Cunningham is a motivational speaker, Diversity Event producer and LGBTQ Influencer. After almost 20 years on the film/video side of the entertainment industry she pivoted into a successful career in digital media and diversity events for companies that yearn to find an edge with content that appeals to diverse communities. It is this pivot that fuels her in one of her signature motivational talks titled "The Power of the Remix. Lisa is a passionate orator, with a perfect blend of heartfelt storytelling and commanding calls to action.
Lisa is a native of Atlanta and has become an advocate and influencer in the LGBTQ community. In 2018 she was appointed by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to the CIty of Atlanta's LGBTQ Advisory Board. This appointment affords Lisa the opportunity to speak to a wide net of audiences from corporate to non-profit. Diversity and inclusion are passion points for her and she uses her vast experiences growing up in the city of Atlanta combined with her fact based knowledge of the issues of the LGBTQ community to deliver talks that unify and inspire. One talk titled "Becoming an Ally in the Workplace and Beyond" allows the audience to see just how easy it is for them to switch up their everyday paradigms.
IN HER WORDS
I am an Atlanta native, who stepped onto my first music video set at 19 and became a part of Atlanta's music industry which was booming in the early 90's. This new creative arena proved to be a consistently stressful world, and I literally burned out in the mid 90's and decided to go into marketing while staying in the music business. I held posts at several labels and even Atlanta's Hot 107.9 as marketing manager. But the film industry was forever my first love and I returned to it in 2004. I climbed the ranks and eventually became both a director and producer. But what I realize now, is that I lacked the tools and the mindset to actualize my full potential. I was stuck in a world producing and directing projects that did not make me proud. When I decided to "Remix" and follow a few universal principles, my entire life changed. I became the happy, healthy person who picks and chooses projects, motivates in the diversity and inclusion arena, and has become a socially conscious leader in the community. Now I'm here to tell you, if I can change the entire trajectory of my life, so can you!