Kelly Chapman is a speaker, author, artist, activist, former corporate executive, and entrepreneur. Currently, she serves as Vice President at BizChica Media. In this capacity, she consults with clients regarding their branding, human capital, and digital marketing needs. A Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Practitioner, her purpose always integrates an inclusive mindset and approach. Prior to that, Chapman was the Director, Diversity Recruiting and Recruitment Marketing at Microsoft Corporation. In this role, she led strategy, recruiting, and marketing initiatives to attract a diverse talent pool. Under Chapman’s leadership, Microsoft’s Diversity Microsite won the coveted “Webby” for Best Employment Website, and Microsoft won the ERE award for Best Diversity Recruiting Program.
Training, Certifications, and Honors
Chapman has training and certifications in Situational Leadership, Micro Inequities, Behavioral Interviewing, AIRS Certified Diversity Recruiting, and more. She was a featured speaker or panelist at many conferences including the ERE Recruiting Conference, Black Enterprise Women of Power, Essence Festival, Odyssey Women’s Network Business Retreat, The National Minority Supplier Development Council, and others. She is an Endowment Fund Sponsor and a lifetime member of the National Black MBA Association and has served as a Coach at the National Society of Hispanic MBAs. Finally, she is a former member of the SHRM Diversity Task Force. Chapmans’ honors include:
She is a graduate of the 2003 class of Cleveland Bridge Builders
an honoree of Kaleidoscope Magazine and Crain’s Cleveland Business’ 40 under 40
Diversity MBA Magazine’s Top 100 under 50 Corporate Executive and Emerging Leaders
Uptown Professional Magazine’s 100 Top Executives in America
Who’s Who in Black Cleveland
Northeastern Ohio’s Most Influential People
The Network Journal’s Top 25 Women in Business, and
The Phenomenal Women Foundation
As a guest on “The Steve Harvey Morning Show,” her segment garnered the highest number of calls in the show’s history. Her speaking requests include best practices in diversity recruiting and marketing, entrepreneurship to certified MBE’s, philanthropy, and corporate career success. Her passion is helping Women and BIPOC achieve by following their purpose.
Leaving a Legacy
Featured in Money Magazine, Chapman is an avid philanthropist. She created the Wilma A. Chapman Scholarship Fund at the Cleveland Foundation in honor of her mother. In 2012, she founded the Kelly Chapman Ministries Mobile Pantry feeding low-income families in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. To date over 300,000 meals have been served. In her spare time, she consults with non-profits to help them realize their full potential.
Finally, Chapman is also a mac’n’cheese maven in the Food Industry. Recently, CNBC invited her to appear on “Restaurant Startup” as her “mac-O-licious” brand was featured on the TV show. The Reality Show Investor and Restaurateur Joe Bastianich labeled it “killer mac’n’cheese”
Hailed as “Brilliant” by Co-Panelist Hill Harper, those who know her call Chapman, “Amazing,“ “Inspiring,” and “Authentic.”
Chapman holds a B.A. from Case Western Reserve University and an M.B.A from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Her daughter Natalie is an Actress and Graduate of Ohio University.