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Janet Stovall      

Sr. Client Strategist at the NeuroLeadership Institute; Inclusion Advocate, Speechwriter & TED Speaker

As Senior Director, Social Impact and The UPS Foundation, Janet Stovall works to advance UPS’s global philanthropy, social impact and community engagement efforts. She oversees the foundation’s largest grant portfolio, which comprises more than 40 diversity, equity and social impact grantees and The United Way. She also serves as UPS’s DE&I communications lead.

Janet joined UPS in 2017 as the primary speechwriter for UPS’s CEO and Executive Leadership Team, the only Black speechwriter working at the C-level in the FORTUNE 500. She is uniquely adept at building objective frameworks and formulas to understand, communicate and dismantle systemic racism.

A popular speaker and workshop facilitator, Janet champions pragmatic diversity, a frank business approach that tackles systemic racism, focuses on understanding the value of diversity, and offers straightforward solutions to unlock that value. Her TED talk challenging business to get serious about inclusion has been viewed over 1.8 million times. Before joining UPS, Janet founded The Point Communications, a marketing communications and PR consultancy. Over 20 years, she developed, implemented, and managed marketing strategies and executive positioning projects for leading U.S. companies, advising, scripting, ghostwriting articles, books and presentations for some of the country’s most influential thought leaders. Her work has been published extensively in Vital Speeches of the Day and has garnered numerous awards.

Janet graduated from Davidson College in Davidson, NC with a bachelor’s degree in English. She is a member of the Davidson College Board of Trustees and Davidson College’s Commission on Race and Slavery. She holds a master’s in Integrated Marketing Communications from Georgetown University, where she was named a member of the Hoya Professional 30, promising individuals who go beyond their job descriptions to demonstrate leadership, potential, and excellence in their fields. She also holds post-graduate certificates in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University and Yale University.

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