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Ursula Adams

Ursula Adams, MSPOD, is a self-described builder, scientist, sage and anarchist (in the nicest way possible, of course). She loves to challenge archaic ideas, build new systems and share the resulting stories. Before founding the SheHive, Ursula contributed sixteen years of her life to strengthening regional philanthropy in Detroit - pioneering the uses of digital media, integrated marketing, strengths-based organizational development and employee engagement at United Way for Southeastern Michigan (UWSEM). The programs she built at UWSEM resulted in multiple awards - including both an EFFIE and a Gallup Great Workplace Award - and they now serve as models for the United Way system.

Ursula was also instrumental in the social media tidal wave which helped Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan overcome considerable obstacles to get elected, serving as the voice of Mayor Duggan online during his campaign and coordinating his social media campaign. In addition to her volunteer work with the Duggan campaign, Ursula serves/has served on the Boards for the DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, East English Village Association and Friends of the Alger Theater in Detroit.

After earning her MSPOD and certificate in executive coaching at Case Western Reserve University, Ursula left United Way in 2016 to pursue her dream of helping women discover the magic and joy in a life lived “on the other side of should.” Ursula founded the SheHive in September 2016.

Equal parts your best girlfriend’s living room, mom’s kitchen table, a girls' night out and your favorite classroom ever, the SheHive is a place for women to connect with and learn from other women. SheHive programming is co-created by the Hive for the Hive and includes workshops, seminars, coaching and special events focused on all facets of a woman’s well-being. Learn more at www.theSheHive.com.

Ursula resides on the east side of Detroit with her husband, Bryan, daughter, Aleah, and a gaggle of pets. She loves Detroit, telling a good story, girl time, road trips, pigeon pose, cherry cordial ice cream and an abundance mindset.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, May 23

4:00pm EDT