Leverette Weekes is a second-generation black women-led PR Firmpublic relations agency. It recently announced its national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Leverette Weekes is led by president and CEO Meredith Moore.
“As an agency of primarily Black women, we love WBENC’s recognition for the breadth of communications services that we offer, as well as for our commitment to helping companies leverage diverse talent,” said Meredith Moore. “Certified Access, another woman-owned organization, assisted us in the application process,” she added. “They mentored us and guided us on how to leverage our new status.”
The WBENC standard of certification implemented by the Women’s Business Development Center-Midwest is a meticulous process. It includes an in-depth review of the business. Said review also includes site inspection to confirm that at least 51% of women own and operate the entity. This is important as corporations and government agencies seek to partner with companies that foster diversity, equity and inclusion.
About Meredith Moore
Meredith Moore is the second generation of the Moore family to run the company. In 1973 attorney Cornell Leverette Moore was frustrated with discrimination in the workplace and the lack of opportunity despite having a law degree from Howard University.
Joining forces with his wife, Wenda Weekes Moore, the two settled in Minneapolis-St. Paul, where they established a business that drew clients from the Moores’ extensive network of diverse professional athletes, executives and entrepreneurs. For much of the ’80s, the company supported the emerging pipeline of talent across the Twin Cities.
About Leverette Weekes
In 2016, the company rebranded as a leadership development and communications agency by Meredith, the youngest of the Moore’s children, following her successful career in communications and DEI at McDonald’s corporation, 3M, and Comcast.
Leverette Weekes helps executives inside and outside of corporate America create a positive, lasting impact within their organizations and throughout the world. The company offers:
- Ghostwriting, Speechwriting, and Executive Communications
- Public Relations and Media Relations Consulting
- Leadership Development and Coaching
To learn more about LEVERETTE WEEKES, please visit leveretteweekes.com
To learn more about Certified Access, please visit certifiedaccess.co
Leverette Weekes was based on the need for diversity. How can we make our businesses more diverse? Check out Leslie Short on Reshaping Workplace Diversity.