LaShaun Solomon

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Purpose-driven leader LaShaun Solomon, in brief.

March 10, 2023
3 Minutes
LaShaun Solomon

Birthplace: Atlanta, GA.  Profession: DEI, business and partnership development expert.  Organization: Pyramid Consulting, Inc.  One of the largest staffing firms in the nation.  Title: AVP, DEI Strategy and Portfolio Management.  Pronouns: She/Her/Hers.  Alma mater: Kennesaw State University (MBA).  Languages spoken: English and Spanish.

Recent recognition: 2022 – Top Inclusive Leader Award and CableFax Diversity List.  What’s been your big (or biggest leap)? Transitioning from the telecommunications industry to the staffing industry.  Hobbies: World travel, community service.  Recent travel or adventure: My top destinations include Colombia, Peru and Italy.

Personality profile: D on the DiSC profile.  How do you define an ideal business relationship? Mutually beneficial and profitable.  What is your greatest joy? Being a supporting pillar to my family; first college graduate, first to obtain a graduate degree.  What is your guilty pleasure? Chocolate chip cookies.  What occupation, other than your own, do you most admire? Animal shelter workers.  I would be doing that if not working in corporate America.  What is your favorite place (or way) to spend money? On vacations.  What is your go-to workout? Dancing.  What ingredient is essential to your perfect vacation? A beachfront view and private pool.

What was your first paying job? Bruster’s Ice Cream.  What was your favorite college course? Chemistry 101.  What was your favorite childhood toy or game? The Sims.  What book have you repeatedly read? Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison.  What movie have you repeatedly watched? Hidden Figures.  What’s prominently featured on your home or office wall? Pictures of me, my mom and my pets.  What’s the best advice you received in your career? Take risks and ask for what you want.  What is your favorite app? Delta.  What is your go-to source of news and information? LinkedIn.

What change are you working on to effect in your profession or field?

To advance a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce.

What change would you like to see in the world? And end to racism and permanent obliteration of the systemic barriers that intentionally harm persons of color.  What mega-trend most concerns you? AI technology being created by non-diverse teams and subsequently perpetuating racially driven biases.  

What title would you choose for the movie about your life? Electric Cheetah: Going Fast and Going Far.  As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? A veterinarian.  After your loved ones, what object would you first save from your burning home? Purse with essentials.  How would you choose to spend tomorrow, if you knew it was your last day on earth? Sailing on a yacht in the British Virgin Islands with loved ones.

Personal motto: I’m here for a reason.  Favorite quote: “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair” (Shirley Chisholm).

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