“I’ve always been passionate about creating opportunities for others to reach their version of success. From a young age I was civically minded, supporting and serving others—including while I was a student at Eleanor Roosevelt High School. So much of my success has been achieved through the support and sacrifice of others. Success for me is the ability to create spaces for people to grow and learn while being authentically themselves. I work towards the acceptance that there is virtue and vice within all humans, so perfection is never the goal. I have, and will continue to focus on leadership and learning everyday while supporting communities that I’m passionate about.”
Anee Korme is a passionate diversity advocate and educator with over 11 years of experience working in the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) space and its intersection with public higher education. Currently, Anee works as a DEI consultant for a Washington, D.C. based public policy firm. Prior to that, Anee served as the Associate Director for Student Diversity and Development at Towson University, where she provided subject matter expertise on issues related to racial bias and organizational dynamics, while delivering training programs for Staff, faculty, and students. Additionally, she served as adjunct faculty at the University, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on DEI. Throughout her career, she has developed and implemented more than 100 millennial and Generation Z-based diversity workshops, pieces of training, and seminars. Anee also provided strategic policies, training, and expertise for clients including PepsiCo/Frito-Lay Pacific Northwest Women’s Forum, Johns Hopkins University Office of Student Engagement and the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood, through her private firm.
In 2017, Anee was named one of Prince George’s County’s “40 Under Forty” for her work as a diversity agent and advocate. The proud first-generation Ethiopian American and Maryland native received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Temple University, her Master of Arts in Higher Education Leadership and Policy from the University of Maryland College Park, and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Baltimore.