Deborah Watts

Board Member

Deborah Watts is the Co- Founder and Executive Director of the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation (ETLF)and Emmett Till Institute for Learning and Leadership (E-TILL)

After a 20 plus year career in corporate America, Deborah is an author, motivational speaker, entrepreneur and a passionate women and youth empowerment, civic engagement, civil rights and social justice advocate.

She is using her global platform to engage and collaborate with other activists, social justice organizations, faith, business and civic leaders, policy makers, educators, families, and students all across the country to affect change and make a difference in the lives of others.

Through her leadership with ETLF, Deborah, their dynamic team and ambassadors are “creating a legacy of hope” and building an important bridge from the past to the present and future by providing opportunities, scholarships and programs, that educate, equip, inspire and empower youth, women and their families for a better future.

Deborah Watts