Entrepreneur, Author Aerial Ellis to Key Rutherford Cable Meeting


Aerial Ellis dives into a comprehensive review of today’s most pressing issues of cultural diversity in the world and the workplace. Ellis will share her commitment to helping organizational leadership transform culture at all levels with RUTHERFORD Cable members and guests during the organization’s upcoming breakfast meeting.

The RUTHERFORD Cable monthly meeting is on Tuesday, November 13, at Stones River
Country Club, 1830 N.W. Broad St. in Murfreesboro. RUTHERFORD Cable members and
guests are welcome, and the public is invited to attend. The cost for the meeting is $20 for members and $25 for non-members and includes breakfast. Reservations are required and can be made online at www.rutherfordcable.org. Reservations must be made by Noon on Friday, November 9. A limited number of seats will be available for walk-ups on a first-come, first-serve basis with an additional $5 late-registration fee.

Ellis shared, “More and more leaders are afraid for their business. Not because their brands and organizations are not innovative or relevant, but because they connect with the changing face of today’s consumers and the ever-evolving workplace.” Her team works to help remove communication barriers and discover ways in which can alter, adjust and amplify their communication methods to make both employees and consumers feel valued, understood, included and respected.

About Ariel Ellis
Aerial Ellis is a gifted speaker and strategist who launched her first public firm at the age of 22.

Since, she has become sought-after for her ability to help organizations transform culture, improve diversity, enhance communication, navigate change, build community and drive innovation.

Recognized nationally by PR News and The Huffington Post, Ellis is co- founder of the
Nashville Women of Color in Communications Network and has been named among
Nashville’s 40 Under 40 and Women of Influence.

Aerial is author of The Original Millennial, a thought leadership series highlighting lessons in business for the millennial generation, and teaches university courses in public relations, strategic planning, cross-cultural communication and leadership at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.

She holds an executive leadership certification in workforce diversity and inclusion awarded by UCLA and is a fellow of the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations. A Memphis native, she holds a bachelor’s degree from Tennessee State University, a master’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University, and is currently pursuing a Global Executive Doctor of Education degree at the University of Southern California.

RUTHERFORD Cable is a ten-year-old organization of approximately 250 members promoting the professional advancement of women. The organization provides professional and personal development, as well as business growth, through building long-term relationships, structured networking and referrals. The organization is the first chapter of the 30-year-old Nashville Cable.

Monthly breakfast meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month, with informal
networking beginning at 7:15 a.m., followed by structured, facilitated networking, and top business-related keynote speakers. Meetings are concluded by 9:00 a.m. Free networking events are held monthly in addition to special workshops, and a yearly mentoring program underwritten by First Tennessee Bank; the Center for Executive Leadership in partnership with the Middle Tennessee State University Honors College and the Jones College of Business and underwritten by Nissan; RUTHERFORD Cable is the presenter of the RUTHERFORD ATHENA International Leadership Award Program. The organization’s mission is to be the premier leadership organization for women’s professional advancement.

RUTHERFORD Cable sponsors include: Deloitte, Nissan, Pinnacle Financial Partners, First
Tennessee Bank, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, Ascend Federal Credit Union, Honda of Murfreesboro, State Farm, Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, Redstone Federal Credit Union, TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, GOCO Center for Aesthetics, Delta Dental, Hilton Garden Inn, Stones River Dental and TrustPoint Hospital. To learn more, or to join, visit www.rutherfordcable.org.