Rise Up Doyennes
Yvette Cook Darby, the founder of Rise Up Doyennes, is passionate about leveling playing fields to ensure equal access to education, opportunities and pay. Darby believes women leaders have a responsibility to mentor and lift other women. With extensive experience in the C-suite, Darby helps leads organizations to operational excellence and individuals to distinguished performance. A former media executive, Darby has been recognized for developing key leadership talent and coaching individuals to achieve higher levels of performance. Her past positions include president and CEO, Ushers New Look; chief marketing officer, United Way of Atlanta; and chief strategy officer, Georgia Public Broadcasting. She now serves as the chief operating officer of Inspire Inc. Darby is a certified personal and executive coach and serves on the board of directors for SHRM Atlanta, Caring for Others and The Forest School.