Talisha Bekavac

Talisha H. Bekavac is leveraging nearly two decades of corporate and non-profit experience in her role as ExecutiveVice President for the United States Black Chambers (USBC). In her role, Talisha works with policymakers to advocate for legislation that expands small businesses, and addresses the unique challenges facing the diversebusiness community. Shealso leads external engagement with corporations and foundations to encourage inclusive strategies onstorytelling, supplier diversity andcommunity investment. In acknowledgement of her thought leadership, she serves as a MOSAIC Fellow for the Progressive Policy Institute where she sharesinsights on small business and entrepreneurship policy. She also serves as a Google NEXTGEN Policy Leader, which is an esteemed advisory council working to solve theglobal challenges of culture and belonging in Technology.

Prior to her work at USBC, Talisha worked as an executivein theprivate sector where she led business development and marketing for technology titans such as Cisco and Comcast. As a service to her community, Talisha serves on the Board of Directors for Family Equality – a national organization working to advance legal and lived equality for LGBTQ families. Talisha is a cum laude graduate of Florida A&M University where she studied Public Relations and Political Science on academic scholarship.