Lakisha Ann Woods
Awards & Accolades
Amazon Best-selling Author
Lakisha Ann Woods is the author of Never Get Their Coffee: Empowering Fearless Leadership. She is a CEO, board member, Chair of the ASAE Foundation and global thought leader who frequently speaks about the importance of female leadership and equity. Having spent much of her career in leadership positions representing the construction industry, she considers diversifying the workforce, elevating and celebrating female and diverse leaders as a passion project. A self-proclaimed military brat, her father’s service to the air force brought the family around the world and taught her to adapt quickly. She has spoken as a keynote and on panels at numerous national and international industry events and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland in College Park.
Around the world, women are groomed to be peppy, patient, and polite – but what about successful? Even when female leaders do reach the pinnacled heights, all too often they carry with them a litany of instilled bad habits: apologizing for advancement, fear of displaying their strength, deferring to male leaders, etc. It’s time for all that to change.