Norma Stanley is President/CEO of E.E.E. Marketing Group, Inc., where she serves a corporate diversity and inclusion/public relations consultant, speaker, author and singer. The mother of an adult dependent daughter born with cerebral palsy, her mission is to serve as an international change agent for people with disabilities, using the multi-media platforms of informational and inspirational speaking, music, media and strategic marketing communications. As an expert in the critical area of diversity and inclusion, she specializes in helping companies connect and market to economically powerful, but significantly underserved disability consumer segment. She combines her personal and professional experiences to educate, enlighten and empower audiences and communities.
Among the high-energy and informative areas on which she speaks, include issues involving leadership, marketing, lifestyle and personal development. Among her keynote topics are "Tapping Into the $500 Billion Disability Community"; "Just Do It--Avoiding the Dream-Stealing Trap of Procrastination; "Finding Beauty For Your Ashes--Turning Pain into Passion, Power, Purpose and Promise"; "Tapping Into Your Unstoppable--How To Live A No Limit Life."
An award-winning public relations veteran with over 25 years experience, Norma has provided marketing and communications services for major corporate clients such as Coca-Cola USA, General Motors, The Gillette Company, Georgia-Pacific, City of Atlanta, 1996 Olympic Torch Relay, Ketchum Public Relations, The Morrison Group, Arby’s, Inc., etc. Her area of expertise include multicultural consumer marketing, strategic planning, business-to-business marketing, speechwriting, media relations, publicity development, etc.
A native of New York City, N.Y., Norma has worked as a freelance journalist throughout her career including writing for New York Daily News, New York Amsterdam News, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Journal, The Atlanta Voice, We Are DeKalb Magazine, On Common Ground News, etc. She is a graduate of New York’s Long Island University, The Brooklyn Center, with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. She is a board member of the Black Public Relations Society’s Atlanta Chapter and has twice served as a Multicultural Communications Chair for Public Relations Society of America.
An avid community servant and disability community advocate, Norma serves as Community Outreach Ministry leader for Salt and Light Truth Center in Decatur, GA, which includes a ministry for families of children with special needs. She is also a graduate of Georgia’s All About Developmental Disabilities’ Partners In Policymaking Program and is a board member of community organizations working to enhance the quality of life for differently-abled people, including Abel2 Nonprofit and Citizen Advocacy Atlanta/Dekalb. She has been listed in the Who’s Who in Black Atlanta Directory for over 10 years and in March 2017, Norma was among select honorees nationwide, who received President Barack Obama’s Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award for their commitment to community service.
Norma is also a singer, songwriter, online radio show host and published author. Her first novel is an inspirational book of testimonies, poems and reflections primarily for and about mothers of special needs children, entitled, “The Elected Lady—Finding Victory in the Challenge. (Words of Faith, Reflections and Inspiration for Mothers of Special Needs Children and Other Moms.” Her first independent CD music project called, "Nella-Joi,” is due for release in early fall 2017 and her second book, "Just Do It! (Ten Tips for Avoiding the Dream Stealing Trap of Procrastination)" is due for release in early 2018.