Meet Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher is a dynamic leader with a passion for community impact and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) initiatives. Currently serving as president of The Junior League of Oakland East Bay (JLOEB), she has played pivotal roles within her local League and various other organizations, creating a legacy of positive change and empowerment. 

As a Programming Co-chair for The Junior League’s Women of Color (WOC) Affinity Group in 2021-2022, Leslie spearheaded initiatives aimed at empowering women of color, including vital topics such as career advancement strategies. Her dedication to fostering inclusivity within the League was evident as she served in roles ranging from President (2023-2024) to New Member Co-chair Elect (2010-2011). 

Leslie’s impact extends far beyond her League. Her tenure as Treasurer for Pride Western Australia showcased her financial acumen, as she managed a substantial budget to support one of the largest pride festivals in the country. Additionally, her role as Marketing VP for East Oakland Credit Union underscored her strategic prowess, contributing to the institution’s growth and sustainability. 

Currently, Leslie serves as the CEO of L2Diversity, leveraging her expertise in program management, change management, marketing, and DEIB to empower organizations in navigating the complexities of diversity in the modern marketplace. With certifications in Agile SAFe for Program Managers and Slalom Change Agility, Leslie is equipped to drive meaningful transformation. 

Educationally, Leslie holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance and Accounting from the University of San Diego, complemented by a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Speech Communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her commitment to continuous learning is evidenced by certifications in Diversity and Inclusion for HR from Cornell University. 

Beyond her professional endeavors, Leslie values introspection and mindfulness, recognizing the importance of slowing down to appreciate life’s moments fully. She believes that understanding and reflecting on the communities served is essential for optimizing impact and fostering genuine connections.