Slma Shelbayah - Atlanta
Slma Shelbayah is an experienced Marketing and Communications Senior Executive, Consultant, Adjunct Professor, and award-winning former CNN Journalist. In 2015, she won the CNN Diversity Ovation Award for her commitment to inclusion in news coverage. She is passionate about diversity, human uniqueness, and unraveling taboo traditions and is dedicated to promoting the voices of under-represented individuals.
Shelbayah currently serves as the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at Yardstick Management. Additionally, she is the Founder and CEO of Shelbayah Consulting and an Adjunct Professor of Business, Media, and Communications for Clayton State University.
Shelbayah was inducted and graduated from LEAD Atlanta's distinguished leadership program for the class of 2018. She holds a B.A. in Journalism, a minor in Sociology and an M.A. in Linguistics focused on cross-cultural linguistics of Spanish and Arabic, both degrees from Georgia State University. She also obtained a certificate from Oxford University, U.K. on Global Media Policy.