Meet ashlei spivey

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

I Love Us!

awards & affirmations

2018 Women’s March Keynote

2018 Greater Omaha Chamber ChangeMaker

2018 40 under 40 recipient

2019 African American Leadership Award

2019 ABFE Connecting Leaders Fellow


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.


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.