Linda E. Alberty Layhew
President & Founder, CULTIVATE EXCELLENCE Consulting
Women/Minority Business Enterprise (WMBE) Certified by The State of Illinois
2016 Influential Women in
Business by The Daily Herald
As a second generation Latina, Linda Alberty Layhew understands only too well the cultural implications within the academic, public and private sectors. Her career has traversed through personal and professional experiences that interconnect her passion to create meaningful change. She combines her expertise in integrated marketing communications, brand-building, and career empowerment to provide the ultimate value to those she serves.
As a sought after speaker and blogger, Linda is the 2016 recipient of the Daily Herald Business Ledger's Influential Women in Business Award. In 2015, she was appointed by The Mayor of Lisle, IL to serve as a commissioner for the Village's Economic Development Commission. Prior to that, Linda worked as the Director of Marketing at Capital Education, LLC., overseeing the development and management of integrated strategic and tactical marketing initiatives for traditional, regionally-accredited United States colleges and universities in support of online learning.
Linda holds a Master of Arts in Communication Theory and a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Corporate Communication with a minor in Journalism from Northern Illinois University. She is a proud graduate of The United Neighborhood Organization's (UNO) Corporate Leadership Institute.
Additionally, Linda is a published author in the book, "Today's Inspired Latina: Life Stories of Success in the Face of Adversity, Volume III." She is also founder of Operation Jesus, a grass-roots organization that mobilizes volunteers from different cultural backgrounds to provide food, clothing and care to those in need.
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