Notable BIPOC Executives: Chytania Brown

Class of 2023

  • Category: Notable BIPOC Executives
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 20
  • Undergrad degree/university: Psychology-University of Mississippi
  • Graduate degree/university: Educational Psychology- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Chytania Brown is the first Black woman to be appointed president and CEO of Employ Milwaukee. The organization uses federal, state and local funding to connect Milwaukee County’s unemployed, underrepresented young adult population to employment opportunities in growing industries. 

“She believes through proactivity, Employ Milwaukee is in a far greater position to solve problems,” said Quintin Coby, planning and communications specialist at Employ Milwaukee. “Her work to advance the diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at EMI are inherently driven by her commitment to fostering the long-term effects that DE&I initiatives have not only on the organization’s culture, but our community as a whole.”

In 2022, Brown was invited to the White House by Vice President Kamala Harris to sit on a panel of workforce development leaders from across the country to discuss strategies for workforce development and the American Rescue Plan.

“Chytania approaches community service with the mentality of wearing a jersey, not a cape,” said Coby. 

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