Dr. Tana M. Session
Get to know the thought leader behind the work and why she is recognized across industries and sectors for driving impact and delivering long-lasting change.
Dr. Tana M. Session is the CEO & Founder of TanaMSession.com, a certified Women Minority Business Enterprise (WMBE) with over 30 years of Human Resources experience. Dr. Session is a recognized cultural transformation architect, specializing in facilitated experiences and leadership & organizational development.
She has spent 10 years as the top Human Resources executive for both domestic and international organizations where she led various change initiatives and up-leveled entire departments, including talent, systems, and operations. She has partnered with hi-tech start-ups and fast-growth companies as well as McDonald's, Creed Perfumery, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Spotify, HOORAE, City of Richmond, Federal Executive Board, Department of Health & Human Services, NASA and many other multi-national for-profit & not for profit organizations and government agencies. Her experience has enabled her to activate talent, while embedding her passion for Diversity, Equality & Inclusion in everything she develops and implements.
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This Is My Story...
...and when I was experiencing these landmines, I felt like I was the only one and I felt very alone. I only shared my experiences with close friends and family, but returned to the office each day with a smile on my face. I knew I had to write this book when I became a performance coach for Black women and learned their stories were my stories.
I'm also a speaker:
Dr. Tana M. Session is an international speaker who has spoken at professional events throughout the U.S. as well as Bangkok, Dominican Republic, Cuba and Jamaica. She completed her undergraduate degree in Business Administration and her MBA in Organizational Psychology & Development. In 2019, Tana received her Honorary Doctorate (PhD) degree in Philosophy. Recognized by the University of Phoenix as one of its Distinguished Alumni of Southern California, Tana also joined the team of UCLA Extension and California State University – Long Beach as an Instructor/Adjunct Professor. In 2019, Tana was selected as the only MBA alumni in American InterContinental University’s history to speak as the keynote speaker for the commencement ceremony where she shared a powerful message to over 7,000 attendees in Houston and Atlanta.
Tana is the author of multiple books, including the #1 Best-seller Get Your Career Life in Order. Tana is a recognized media contributor and has been a contributing writer for Forbes.com, Entrepreneur, Thrive Global and BlackEnterprise.com, and has been featured in Huffington Post, Essence Magazine, Savoy Magazine, Sheen Magazine, and on various local news, syndicated radio, television and podcast shows.
Where You Can Find Me
Experienced in headlining professional conferences as the keynote for a broad audience across industries and sectors.
Top speaker in industry-specific annual events that bring together thousands of professionals, including key decision-makers, across different levels.
Spotlight speaker for key events throughout the year such as International Women's Day, Black History Month, and Employee Appreciation Day.
Thank you for the honors!
2021 Honoree, Forbes
"Top Employer Branding Expert"
National Diversity Council
2024 Honoree, Most Influential POC Leaders Online
"Top Content Creator"
"Top Change Management Consultant"
"Top 10 Company Culture Consultants"
"#1 LinkedIn Learning Instructor"
Diverse Recruiting, LinkedIn Learning
"Top Diversity & Inclusion Business Leader"
"CEO Of The Year"
2022 Finalist, DE+I Awards
LA Business Journal
"Top Female Expert to Follow"
"Most Influential Blacks Today"
2022 Honoree, CORE100
2022 Honoree, NYC Big Book Award
Let's face it...life happens to all of us. But every pain has a purpose! We have all experienced failures in our relationships, career and business. The key to success is using those adversities as FUEL and not EXCUSES to propel you through life.