Paula T. Edgar, Esq.
Paula is an attorney and CEO of PGE Consulting Group LLC, a strategy firm that provides diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and professional development solutions for organizations.
Paula is a highly sought-after speaker and facilitator across industries. She conducts live and virtual workshops, keynote speeches, and provides executive coaching and customized training on topics including unconscious/implicit bias, anti-racism, inclusive leadership, and workplace sexual harassment. Paula’s professional development expertise includes mentor/sponsor best practices, personal branding, networking, and business development.
Paula has been featured in publications including the New York Times, Bloomberg Law, Essence Magazine, and Business Insider.
Paula is active in numerous organizations including her current role as Treasurer and past President of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA), New York State’s largest Black bar association, and serving as President of its charitable arm, Friends of the MBBA, Inc.
Paula served as a founding partner of Inclusion Strategy Solutions LLC and as the inaugural Chief Diversity Officer at New York Law School. Additionally, Paula practiced employment and workplace discrimination law for the Law Enforcement Division of the New York City Commission on Human Rights.
Paula received her B.A. in Anthropology from California State University (Fullerton) and her J.D. from the City University of New York School of Law.
Paula has been recognized by The Network Journal Magazine as a “40 Under Forty” Achievement Awardee, a Ms. JD “Woman of Inspiration”, and a “Rising Star” by A Better Chance. She has also received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Black Law Students Association at CUNY Law School and the Ruth Whitehead Whaley Service Award from the Association of Black Women Attorneys (ABWA).