Deanna Singh is recognized as a leading authority in building innovative opportunities within underserved communities. As chief change agent and founder of Flying Elephant, Singh has spent almost 20 years researching, designing and building asset-based solutions to complex social challenges. Today she travels the world inspiring and educating audiences.
Her social entrepreneurship and advocacy experience has included leadership positions with Dohmen Constellations, The Burke Foundation, The Robert W. Baird Foundation, Milwaukee Renaissance Academy, Legal Action of Wisconsin and The Milwaukee Street Law Project. Singh also has served as adjunct professor at Marquette University Graduate and Law School. She recently completed her first two children’s books — I Am a Boy of Color and I Am a Girl of Color — and was a featured as a TEDx speaker. She is also set to release her first business book, Purposeful Hustle, in fall 2018
She also serves on the national board of LIFT, is a member of the Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation, and has served on boards in the past, including First Stage Milwaukee, Marquette University’s College of Professional Studies Advisory Board and the Wisconsin Bar Association’s Diversity Committee.
A native of Milwaukee, Singh earned her bachelor of arts in Urban Studies from Fordham University, a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University, and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.