Meet ashlei spivey

Strong people, don’t need strong leaders.
— Ella Baker

awards & affirmations

2017 Women’s March Keynote

2018 change-maker recipient

2018 40 under 40 recipient


Ashlei has spent her career working in various nonprofit roles including workforce development, college access and organizational development. She has a passion for helping her community and challenging injustice.

Ashlei "Ay" Spivey launched her brand in response to gaps and opportunities for change in the larger community, specifically surrounding racial equity. There is a fundamental need to be intentional and purposeful about equity and power; and how those two principals combined intersect and influence individual behavior, collective groups & social systems.

Most importantly, she is the mother of a smart and vibrant little boy and guardian to her amazing sister.


Ashlei was born and raised in the heart of North Omaha in Nebraska. She attended Jackson State University on a volleyball scholarship earning her Bachelor’s degree in Communications with a minor in Spanish and Marketing, then attending University of Texas at Arlington for her Master’s program in Urban Social Planning.

community Ventures

 I Be Black Girl — Exists to provide social spaces & sisterhood that invests in the lives of Black girls & women in Greater Omaha —individually and collectively.

The Young Black & Influential Omaha— Exists to acknowledge and affirm the shades of Black leadership in the Omaha Black community.



Ashlei is available for keynote speaking engagements as well as leading and facilitating break out sessions and/or conferences. 



This service is provided to organizations and individuals on topics like bias, privilege, systems of inequity, racism, power, etc. Each workshop is tailored to the specific goal of the group/person and where they are in their Liberation journey and where they want to be. 



This service is for organizations that want to build holistic equity practices into their people systems including talent recruitment and retention and culture development.