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Mildred Black is Revolutionizing Culture Through HR Innovation


In the realm where technology meets transformative leadership, we're delighted to announce Mildred Black as our December 2023 Tech Queen On The Scene! As The owner of People Optimum, this Human Resources expert spends her time focusing on company culture, employee engagement, retention and productivity. She has been busy connecting the dots at the intersection of people and culture. How you asks? Mildred has carved out a niche for herself with her newest innovation, "People+Culture™ System", a revolutionary approach that reshapes organizational dynamics!



She is an entrepreneur, transformation coach, speaker, lecturer, and storyteller who has addressed audiences nationally and internationally. Her mission is to develop people and remove barriers to human greatness.


Through The Being My Best Academy, she coaches leaders, entrepreneurs, and intrapreneurs to transform, thrive, and make an impact in the world around them.


Through her consulting practice, People Optimum Consulting, she partners with organizations Fortune 100 companies like Amazon and Mercedes-Benz to improve retention and engagement in the workplace culture by implementing innovative people solutions. Through her People+Culture™ System, she engages leaders and teams in assessing people and the workplace culture to implement strategies that improve outcomes.





Drawing from over two decades of experience as a senior HR leader, she specializes in people+culture transformations through coaching, facilitated learning experiences, management consulting, and community partnerships. She has helped thousands of leaders experience breakthroughs with strategy, labor law, diversity equity & inclusion, leadership, and workplace nuances. Her roles as a top Human Resources executive have included large, public, and private sectors. She has led organizational initiatives to enhance employee experience, communications, technology, organizational development, and operational performance.


Mildred is a media contributor. The Wall Street Journal recognized Mildred as a Diversity+Business expert. Mildred has appeared as a contributor in The Wall Street Journal, and she has been a featured guest on ABC and Fox News. She launched the People+Culture Vodcast to stimulate meaningful conversations for today’s workplace, and she is the creator of the People+Culture Newsletter on LinkedIn. She earned her Executive MBA in Business Leadership from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from The University of Alabama. Mildred has studied business practices in Shanghai and Beijing China. In addition, Mildred has studied Strategy at Harvard Extension School. Mildred is a certified Senior Human Resources Professional through the Society of Human Resources Management and Human Resources Certification Institute.



Mildred is passionate about creating pathways to growth, development and healing from the negative impacts of systemic trauma and poverty. Her volunteerism and leadership in the community has focused on amplifying opportunities for individuals and businesses from underrepresented backgrounds and being of service to those in need. Mildred believes in the power of education, creativity, and synergy to facilitate positive change in people and cultures.


More About Her Latest Innovation - People+Culture™ System


Mildred's expertise shines through her People+Culture™ System, a strategic framework designed to engage leaders and teams in the assessment and enhancement of workplace culture. Her system stands as a testament to the power of blending technology with a deep understanding of human dynamics.


Central to Mildred's transformative system is The Culture Dashboard™, an innovative tool that quantitatively assesses and visually represents the quality of human interactions, the environment, and outcomes within an organization. This dashboard is not just a collection of metrics; it's a visual symphony that captures the essence of organizational culture.



One of the standout features of The Culture Dashboard™ is its ability to provide a visual representation of crucial metrics. Mildred's commitment to making complex data accessible is evident in the intuitive charts and graphics that adorn the dashboard. In a world where information overload is a challenge, Mildred's visual approach ensures that leaders can make informed decisions at a glance.


Mildred's creation goes beyond assessment; it empowers organizations with benchmarking capabilities. This feature allows organizations to compare their cultural metrics with market standards, offering a strategic edge for identifying areas of strength and improvement. In Mildred's world, benchmarking is not just a tool; it's a compass guiding organizations toward cultural excellence.


In essence, The Culture Dashboard™ serves as a crucial tool for organizations aiming to foster a positive and productive culture. By providing clear insights into the dynamics of human interactions and organizational outcomes, it empowers leaders to make informed decisions to enhance their organizational culture.



Mildred's commitment to transforming organizational dynamics through the People+Culture™ System and The Culture Dashboard™ is truly revolutionary. As we celebrate her as the December 2023 Tech Queen On The Scene, we acknowledge not just her technological prowess but her vision for a workplace where culture is not just a concept but a tangible, measurable entity.


In Mildred's world, the future of organizations is not just envisioned; it is strategically crafted, one cultural metric at a time. Join us in celebrating Mildred, a true Tech Queen who is reshaping the future of work through the fusion of technology, innovation, and a profound understanding of what makes people and organizations thrive. Congratulations, Mildred!


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