Leigh-Ann A. Buchanan, Esq. is a strategist, writer, facilitator, and frequent speaker on strategies for inclusive innovation and designing equitable entrepreneurial ecosystems. She has supported innovation and technology leaders at Fortune 500 companies including Google, Facebook, Delta, P&G Ventures, AirBnB, HSBC and UBS.
As a founder, she has launched ventures from concept to scale, raised seven figure philanthropic investments and designed partnerships and platforms to connect innovators, young leaders and communities with the capital and opportunities necessary to take their impact to the next level.
Most notably, as the founding Executive Director of Venture Café Miami. She led the organization to exponential growth and impact to connect 50,000 innovators and establish 1000+ content partnerships with national and global organizations over a 5 year period.
Leigh-Ann is also the founder of the Nyah Project, which bridges systemic opportunity gaps through transformative leadership fellowships abroad and tech enabled college access coaching for disadvantaged youth of colour. Under her leadership 100 % of Nyah Fellows attend college and over 90% win scholarships — accumulating over $10 million in scholarships since 2014.