Courtney Ball

Courtney Ball is a natural-born leader and people connector. As a seasoned HR professional and DEI executive, she takes great pride in delivering equity-centered solutions to mission-oriented organizations. She currently leads the HR and Race Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) program at New York Legal Assistance Group ( In addition to her work at NYLAG, Courtney is a leadership coach, podcast host, and curator of the Emerging LeadHER Summit ( Her entrepreneurial pursuits are grounded in her life mission to increase the pipeline of women of color to corporate leadership positions, ultimately building generational wealth for our communities.

In 2020, Courtney created her signature coaching program, teaching Human Resources practitioners how to land leadership opportunities with an influential personal brand. Courtney coaches her clients through core elements of leadership, such as effective communication, business strategy, emotional intelligence. In her signature program, Courtney encourages her clients to pursue new thought leadership avenues and entrepreneurial opportunities.

Courtney is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She holds a Masters in Urban Studies from Fordham University and a BA in Politics from the University of San Francisco.

When she’s not working, Courtney enjoys taking long walks with her dog, learning, cooking delicious meals and binge watching Bravo.

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