With over twenty years of experience developing and providing training in Equal Opportunity (EO), sexual harassment/assault awareness, and diversity and inclusion, Tanya O. Jones is a seasoned and dynamic training and awareness professional. Tanya has always been a passionate advocate for awareness, tolerance, and equality (ATE). She has dedicated her professional life to creating and promoting strategies and tools that aid in bringing about awareness on how to achieve cultural change that include diversity, inclusion, tolerance, and equal opportunity. She has brought this passion into all areas of her life, and to all projects she has been involved in. Her belief that bold, inclusive conversation is key to having effective professional relationships that keeps communication open in an organization.
As a veteran, Tanya understands that no mission is accomplished without leveraging a diverse workforce, an important strategy that allows for leaders to recruit and retain key personnel.
Utilizing the skills and strengths picked up from her two decades of experience with the U.S. federal government, Tanya has amassed over a dozen certifications in key awareness, tolerance and equality programs. Some of the certifications that Tanya holds are in Equal Employment Opportunity mediation, Equal Opportunity advisement, Special Emphasis Program management, Disability Awareness Program management, and sexual assault, victim, medical and legal advocacy. As a former Department of the Army Assistant Inspector general, Tanya recognizes the importance of listening to individual voices to resolve conflicts and promote cohesive inclusion in organizations. Interactive Advocacy was conceived out of the need to give those voices volume.
Balancing her personal life with her professional responsibilities may not be easy, but has allowed Tanya the opportunity to see life through a clearer lens; she now sees the power of each and every voice, and recognizes the responsibility of stepping up to the bullhorn to be a change agent.
IA reinvigorates the drive for awareness, tolerance, and equality in a society that is struggling to move forward as a whole, where all are treated equally and fairly!