Leigh-Ann Buchanan

President, aīre ventures

Leigh-Ann is a writer, strategist, and sought-after advisor on REDI (racial equity, diversity and inclusion) strategies for tech and innovation ecosystems and organizational culture. NY Times, Inc. Magazine, NPR, NBC, South Florida Times, Miami Herald, A l Jezeera, American Psychological Association, and the ABA Law Journal have featured her thoughts and contributions.

She focuses her energy on projects that bridge systemic access and opportunity gaps, with a concentration on tech, entrepreneurship and high impact leaders. As an advisor, she has supported innovation and technology leaders at Fortune 500 companies including Google, Facebook, Delta, P&G Ventures, AirBnB, HSBC and UBS. As a founder, she has launched ventures from concept to scale, raising over $4.5 million in equity free capital to scale numerous ventures.

Leigh-Ann has been recognized as one of the Most Influential Black Business Leaders in South Florida, a McClatchy Florida Influencer, one of Miami’s 50 Most Powerful and Influential Black Business Leaders, a Black Enterprise Magazine Tech Trailblazer and the American Bar Association Top 40 Young Lawyers.

She is the Founder of Nyah Project and currently serves as the President of the venture studio, aīre ventures. She co-hosts the Innovation City podcast and produces storytelling projects.