Michael Leslie Amilcar
Michael Leslie Amilcar is the CEO of Cook Ross Inc., a consulting firm based in Silver Spring, Maryland specializing in diversity, inclusion, leadership development, and organizational change management. In her role, Amilcar leads the company’s strategic direction in pursuit of its mission to create inclusive workplaces in which persons of all backgrounds are able to contribute their talents and ideas fully. Driven by a passion to bring about social change in the world, Amilcar’s 20-year career includes roles at AXA Financial, NBC Television, Magic Johnson Enterprises, and Diversity Best Practices all of which embraced diversity and inclusion best practices at their core. A native of Chicago, Amilcar earned her degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and later became a trained Transformative Coach. Wife, mom, entrepreneur, activist, adoptive family advocate, and self-proclaimed change agent, Amilcar currently lives in Kensington, Maryland with her husband Johnny and two young sons, Che and Tyson.