OUR MISSION

We help adults to thrive so that they can do their best work for students.

OUR INSPIRATION

Race and educational inequity have been intertwined throughout our nation’s history. On May 17, 1954, in the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, the Supreme Court observed “…it is doubtful that any child may reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied the opportunity of an education. Such an opportunity, where the state has undertaken to provide it, is a right which must be made available to all on equal terms.” However, institutionalized oppression, micro-aggressions, discrimination, inequity, and violence still obstruct the path to self-determination and a life trajectory full of choices for young people from historically marginalized identities. Promise54 was formed by Xiomara Padamsee, Monisha Lozier, and team members from within Bellwether Education Partners’ former Talent Advising practice to enable organizations to deliver on this commitment.

Our Vision for Equity

We envision a day when organizations committed to educational equity have maximum impact because they have the right people excelling in the right roles, their teams reflect the communities served, their cultures are inclusive, and their internal structures are equitable. Honoring, supporting, and leveraging intersecting identities are hallmarks of our approach. We live out our commitment to equity by enabling leaders in organizations to create cultures where those who have been historically silenced can bravely share the full extent of their lived experience, learn from one another, and bridge perspectives.

 

Our Team

Xiomara Padamsee

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Rayner

Consultant

Atalie Jacobs

Associate Partner

Courtney Broun

Operations Manager / Consultant

Danielle Ceribo

Operations Coordinator

Erick Roa

Consultant

Leslie Nair

Partner

Lora Cover

Partner

Monisha Lozier

Managing Partner

Rebecca Knicely Cagle

Associate Partner

Tania Clerisme

Associate Partner

 

CORE VALUES

 

Our Partners

We do our work with the generous support of the following partners: