Minda Harts is an experienced author, speaker, and assistant professor, as well as the founder of The Memo, LLC, a career-development company for women of color. She frequently speaks on topics of advancing women of color, leadership, diversity, and entrepreneurship. In 2018, she was named by American Express as one of their 25 Emerging Innovators. Her podcast, Secure the Seat, airs weekly. Originally from southern California, she currently resides in New York City.