Edie is the CEO of the non-profit Women Business Collaborative accelerating women leaders in business. Edie had served as Man Dir of Diversified Search. Edie was Chairman & Founder of STEMconnector® and its Million Women Mentor(MWM) Initiative building the one-stop communications and best practices Initiative for STEM. She served as a Vice Chair of Diversified Search where she previously directed the Washington and government business. She brings to her role over four decades of experience in supporting diversity at the most senior levels of corporations, organizations, and government in the U.S. and globally.
Prior to joining Diversified Search and STEMconnector(R), Edie was the Founder and CEO of Diversity Best Practices (DBP), a member service for diversity practitioners where she designed the CEO Diversity Leadership program, including the prestigious CEO Diversity Awards. She was publisher of the CEO Magazine, The Diversity Primer, and The Diversity Officer. Edie is also the founder of the Business Women's Network (BWN).
Edie has won 53 major leadership awards for Diversity, Women, STEM, entrepreneurship and philanthropy. Edie is in the Enterprising Women's Hall of Fame and a founding member of C200 and received the Mosaic Award from Diversity Woman. Edie was The first woman Chair of the World Affairs Council of DC and a member of The Economic Club of Washington DC, Honorary or Advisory Boards of several major organizations such as ATHENA and Enterprising Women and its Foundation. She served for four years on the National Board of SCORE given her commitment to her Dad who served SCORE for many decades. Edie helped to build the Women’s Advisory Board of Office Depot. She formed the Women’s Advisory Board for Inter-Continental Hotels. Edie has served on the Board for the Business School at the University of Maryland, the Journalism School of the University of Tennessee, and the Women's Center in Nigeria, and has been honored by all three. Edie is active on several community boards and had been an officer of Big Brothers-Big Sisters of the National Capital Area for 26 years.