Parenting Black and Brown Children
Meet the Panelists
Adeela Hussain Johnson
Building a vision, developing a strategy, aligning resources and people to get to the finish line together is what Adeela does best. She has a proven ability to lead, develop and nurture teams to launch, build and grow businesses and brands. She is comfortable taking calculated risks and navigating through ambiguous and complex business environments. She has owned and managed diverse P&L’s ranging from $20M to $600M. As a child she was often observed as the inquisitive and curious type. As an adult, not much has changed. When she has the answers she needs, she moves quickly and ambitiously and has a lot of fun along the way. It is no surprise that she began her career seeking to understand clients’ hopes and dreams for their future and helping them to build financial stability to achieve their goals in life. After getting her MBA, she joined the world of Brands, Marketing and Merchandising with companies ranging from large fortune 50 to pre-launch start-ups. She is currently the President for influencer-led travel lifestyle brand BÉIS, which she launched two years ago. Outside of work, she spends most of her time with her three children and husband in Redondo Beach, California. She was born in Pakistan and spent the formative years of her life in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Since the age of 11 she has moved more than 20 times both domestically and internationally; she married outside of her race and culture and now has three bi-ethnic, bi-religious and bi-racial children. Her life experiences have helped her establish a value system that has overcomes adversity, welcomes diversity and loves a good challenge.
Sharita Thompson, M.Ed
Hey there! I’m the owner and founder of Parentpiphany and Doulas of Phoenix. My purpose is helping parents learn + achieve their goals while finding joy + gratitude, no matter where they are in their journey.
I am obsessed with all things pregnancy, postpartum and parenthood. I’m changing the way in which parents can be supported while managing their EVERYDAY lives.
When not wrangling my two kiddos, you can usually find me on my computer helping the Parentpiphany Community with juggling all the things in their lives.
My jam is… productivity, organization and education (I even got my Master’s in Education). I love to chat about the things that matter most to me: motherhood + raising kiddos, building community, family, fighting social + racial injustices, helping parents navigate the challenges of parenthood and bringing awareness to obstetric violence.