Arthuretta Holmes describes the unique forces that face women of color when they blow the whistle -- telling her own story in the process.
Distinguished Toastmaster Arthuretta Martin is a longtime advocate in the Whistleblower Community. After a 25-year career in the Federal Government, she launched a small business that focuses on stories and song to heal, educate and inspire. A certified Stress and Wellness Coach, she currently serves as Chair of the Health and Wellness Committee for the Coalition for Change – an Advocacy organization that informs the public on the systemic practices of discrimination against Black Americans within the Federal Government. Her business, Words and Melodies, provides audiences of all ages the experience of learning through the powerful tool of storytelling. She holds a BS in Public Administration and an MS in Federal Contract Management. As a member of the National Speaker’s Association, Toastmaster’s International, National Storytelling Network and the National Association of Black Storytelling she believes in using story to promote healing, understanding and respect.
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