Zahira Class Floyd

Board Member

Zahira Class Floyd has been passionate about women's non-profit work for the last 5 years. She is the immediate past president of Connected Women of North Carolina a local non-profit organization dedicated to providing the tools, support and opportunities for women to grow their careers, no matter their current status. She is also a Change Management leader with almost 20 years in experience in organizational change, marketing and communications with roles in the IT industry at Nortel, Avaya, Cisco and Intel and now Red Hat.

She is currently affiliated with the International Association of Business communicators and the Association for Change Management Practitioners.

Last year, her work for Change Management Digital Transformation as a new Business to Business Service earned her a Stevie- and American Business Award.

Her story is one of transformation, from a struggling single parent to a successful career woman. She is a charismatic and dynamic professional than enjoys reaching out to other professional women to lift them up, give them hope, support and the tools that they need to identify their purpose and journey to ultimately become stronger and better to accomplish their goals. Her passion is to help women overcome obstacles, deepen their faith and move them into developing their maximum potential in life.

Zahira has a Bachelor's in Business Management and as a teen was a Congressional Scholarship recipient. She is a native of Puerto Rico and has lived in Germany as well as all over the south in the US. Zahira (Zai) has been in North Carolina for the past 15 years and today resides with her husband and son in Raleigh.

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