Joyce James Consulting
Joyce James, a nationally recognized racial equity expert and “Godmother of Racial Equity” in the city of Austin, has more than 30 years in the undoing institutional and structural racism movement across the Country. James is president and CEO of Joyce James Consulting, serving as the lead racial equity expert in working with multiple systems, institutions and community-based organizations across the country. She is best known as the pioneer of efforts to address racial inequities in Texas and creator of the Texas Model and the Groundwater Analysis Model, both of which when applied have proven effective in reducing racial inequities and improving outcomes for all populations. James lives by the belief, based on the long history of racism, that “equal treatment does not lead to equity.” James is originally from Louisiana, grew up in Southeast Texas and has lived in Austin for more than 20 years.