Paula Edgar’s life was forever changed on 9/11. As a career and life coach, an attorney and a DE&I professional, she continues to persevere and shares her passion and energy with everyone she meets—including Merle Vaughn in this episode of B.S.: Beyond Stereotypes.
Paula T. Edgar, Esq. is an attorney and CEO of PGE Consulting Group LLC, a strategy firm that provides diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and professional development solutions for organizational inclusion initiatives.
Paula is a highly sought after speaker and facilitator across industries. She conducts live and virtual facilitated workshops, delivers keynote speeches, and provides executive coaching. Paula develops customized training on topics including unconscious/implicit bias, anti-racism, inclusive leadership, workplace sexual harassment, and EEO compliance. Paula’s professional development expertise includes mentor/sponsor best practices, personal branding, networking, social media, business development, and career planning strategies.
Paula has written for and been featured in a wide array of publications including the New York Times, Bloomberg Law, Essence Magazine, Business Insider, and US News and World Report.
Paula is active in numerous organizations and social justice initiatives, including her role as Treasurer and past President of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA), New York State’s largest Black bar association and President of its charitable arm, Friends of the MBBA, Inc. She is a founding Board Member of The Black BigLaw Pipeline, Inc. Additionally Paula is a 2015 Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) Fellow and a member of the CUP Alumni Board, a Trustee of the Ellis L. Phillips Foundation, a member of the Executive Committee of the Deerfield Academy Alumni Association and has been nominated to serve on the New York City Bar Association’s Board beginning in 2021.
Paula’s professional experiences include serving as a founding partner of Inclusion Strategy Solutions LLC, inaugural Chief Diversity Officer at New York Law School, Associate Director of Career Services at Seton Hall University School of Law, and Executive Director of Practicing Attorneys for Law Students Program, Inc. (PALS). Additionally, Paula practiced employment and workplace discrimination law for the Law Enforcement Division of the New York City Commission on Human Rights.
Paula received her B.A. in Anthropology from California State University (Fullerton) and her J.D. from the City University of New York School of Law.
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