Delquand Turner of Inclusivity LLC – A path to a more inclusive future by understanding who we are

Delquand Turner of Inclusivity LLC – A path to a more inclusive future by understanding who we are

Our March speaker was Delquanda Turner Smith,  respected speaker and expert from Inclusivity LLC, as she guides us through a transformative exploration of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. With a focus on looking inward at our organizations, Delquanda will illuminate the path to a more inclusive future by helping us understand who we are and what it truly means to diversify. Her insightful discussion will delve into our goals in fostering diversity and, tackling the complexities of intersectionality. Delquanda’s extensive background and current position uniquely qualify her to lead us in innovating our organizational culture, ensuring we are well-equipped to embrace the opportunities that arise from positive change. Don’t miss this chance to gain valuable insights and drive positive transformation within your organization. Secure your spot now for a luncheon that promises to empower and inspire change!


Delquanda has spent her career of over 25 years as a change agent advocating for equity and stronger communities and families. During her tenure with foundations, funders, and community service agencies, and as a volunteer, she led initiatives to support nonprofits, literacy programs, and residents for their continuous improvement strategy of excelling missions, leveraging resources, and developing resiliency. She also built and sustained stakeholder relationships; convened providers and residents to share information to improve outcomes; led her team to positive impact and community change initiatives; and tracked impact. She also managed, trained, and supported corporate leadership and consulted with government contracts all while obtaining her bachelor’s degree in International Business followed by a master’s degree in Business Administration.


Delquanda serves on the JHACH External Affairs Committee, St Anthony Mission Integration Committee, COQEBS School Readiness Committee, Blue Ridge Institute Leadership, and the Together for All Children Committee. She has previously served on the Leadership St. Pete Alumni Association, My Sister’s Keeper Women’s Empowerment Program, St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce’s DEI & Transportation Committees, and Tampa Bay Chapter of the National Black Child Development Institut and has worked with worked with local organizations including the Pinellas Education Foundation, Consortium of Florida Education Foundations, Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg, and the Juvenile Welfare Board.


She is a Beyond Diversity Courageous Conversations Affiliate Practitioner to continue to talk about race and creates opportunities to bridge the equity gap. Her volunteerism coincides with intentional, strategic engagement where she serves on regional and local grant review committees, mentors on various levels, and co-facilitate collaboratives to connect and leverage resources and partners to build stronger communities. Delquanda is a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of South Florida and a proud lifelong resident of St. Petersburg, where she resides with her family while living in divine purpose.


You may recognize Delquanda from our Working Women’s Forum last fall when she deftly filled the moderator seat at the last moment when she was scheduled to be a panelist but our advertised moderator had to cancel.