tonya-headshot-nov-2016Founder and CEO of The Ladipo Group, LLC, Tonya Ladipo, LCSW, is the visionary behind the region’s only counseling and consulting practice specializing in serving Black and African-American communities.

Tonya worked for many years in community mental health agencies. She saw that a one-size-fits-all approach often ignored the needs of Black and African-American people. Institutionalized racism, a lack of diversity, and a failure of cultural awareness all conspired to mean that people of color often received poor treatment.

Ms. Ladipo is on a mission to change that.

She works with an incredible team of skilled counselors, therapists, and psychologists who have an expertise in working with the Black and African-American communities.

Additionally, The Ladipo Group expanded to consult with companies and organizations to retain recognize and address unconscious bias and diverse talent by creating a truly welcoming and inclusive workplace for everyone.

As an engaging speaker on diversity and women’s self-care and wellness Tonya was the keynote speaker at the Philadelphia Works’ Workforce Development Conference in 2017, as well as the keynote speaker for Villanova University’s Women of Color luncheon in May 2015. She spoke at the Black Women Talk Tech conference in 2018.  In 2015 she was also awarded the Advena World Most Outstanding Speaker award.

She has also been featured on radio (National Public Radio (NPR) and WURD Radio), television (NBC-10, Fox-29, and ABC-6), and in magazines (Black Enterprise, Essence, and Madame Noire).

Tonya is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program (April 2016) and Widener University’s Clinical Social Work Master’s degree program (May 2004).

When not working, Tonya is laughing with her husband and identical twin daughters, taking walks alone, and spending time with friends.