Breaking Barriers: A Conversation with New Hampshire Changemakers


Breaking Barriers: A Conversation with New Hampshire Changemakers

DATE: 03/23/2023
TIME: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Derryfield Country Club, 625 Mammoth Road, Manchester, NH 03104
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Please join us for networking and a panel discussion with three of New Hampshire’s most respected and influential BIPOC business professionals, moderated by Shareholder Talesha Saint-Marc of Bernstein Shur.

Our guest panelists each bring a unique perspective and will discuss their personal experience influencing change across industries in the New Hampshire business and nonprofit communities, and reflecting on what “breaking barriers” means to them.

To view a video recording of the event, please click HERE.

Meet our Panelists


Deo Mwano
Deo Mwano Consultancy

Deo is a nationally recognized speaker, program designer, and transformational cultural change maker whose work focuses on helping organizations maximize their positive impact.


Flo Nicolas, Esq.
Co-Founder & COO
DEI Directive

Flo is a former bankruptcy lawyer turned tech advocate, social media influencer, and co-founder of DEI Directive.  DEI Directive provides a comprehensive DEI Intelligence Platform to help companies easily track, monitor, and measure the outcomes of their DEI initiatives.

Anthony Poore
President & CEO
NH Center for Justice & Equity

Anthony has worked in support of transformative systems change and equitable and sustainable communities for more than 30 years, focusing on addressing the needs of New Hampshire’s urban and rural low-and moderate-income communities.

Meet our Moderator

Talesha Saint-Marc, Esq.
Shareholder & Labor and Employment
Practice Group Co-Chair
Bernstein Shur

Talesha has spent the past decade providing
thoughtful and practical advice and counsel to employers navigating complex state and federal workplace laws. She also has a flourishing investigation practice, serving as an independent outside investigator for businesses, organizations, and schools. She was recently selected as the second U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of New Hampshire, making history as the first Black person to serve on the federal bench in NH. She is a dedicated advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal industry and New Hampshire.