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Tasha Chambers is an award-winning communications professional with proven success advocating for and empowering emerging domestic and global communities. For more than 13 years, she has created innovative programming and communications campaigns for diverse brands. She is a passionate speaker on gender & equality issues, openly sharing her experience navigating through corporate and nonprofit environments. 

Tasha created The InnovateHers in response to the lack of senior-level opportunities in communications and advertising for people of color, especially women. The InnovateHers boasts a team of women leaders (and a few good men) who are the brightest, baddest and boldest communicators authentically representing and partnering with marginalized and emerging communities. 

She is a 2016 Top 40 Under 40 honoree, a super proud graduate of Howard University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Together, she and her husband have three very different and unique children. 


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Sherrie Thomas-Gaskins 

With more than 10 years of experience, Sherrie Thomas is a seasoned marketing, communications and events professional who has produced an array of events and has cultivated countless relationships with a diverse portfolio of companies. 

Successfully navigating all three industries, Sherrie has effectively utilized her expertise to assist businesses touch the lives of many around the world, while also helping them achieve their revenue goals. Sherrie has produced shows at Madison Square Garden; managed the creation and deployment of digital media for the AIPAC Policy Conference; coordinated an award show co-chaired by Dr. Maya Angelou; and fundraised for organizations such as the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus. Additionally, she has a newfound passion for politics and has assisted with lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill. 

A native of Maryland, Sherrie attended Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Mass Communications, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations. She and her husband Cornell Gaskins, a transportation and real estate entrepreneur, have one child and currently reside in Virginia.