A’Lelia Bundles is a born communicator, social connector and storyteller. From her first published short story at eight years old to her award winning nonfiction books, she has employed her love of history and current events to link the lessons of the past with the dynamics of the present. Her experience as a journalist and network television news producer and executive helped hone skills that allow her to be an effective speaker, moderator, MC, social media communicator and organizational change agent.
An experienced non-profit board member and leader, she is chairman and president of the board of the National Archives Foundation, a vice chairman of the Columbia University board of trustees, chair of its Public Affairs Committee and co-chair of the Columbia Alumni Association. She is a former Radcliffe College trustee and Radcliffe College Alumni Association President.
*Author of award-winning historical nonfiction and biographies.
On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker, A’Lelia’s biography of her great-great-grandmother, was named a New York Times Notable Book and received several other awards. It is widely used in college courses.
*Speaker & moderator
For more information about her speeches: www.aleliabundles.com
*Emmy-award winning national news producer with NBC News and ABC News and an executive with ABC News.
*Other current boards: Schlesinger Library Advisory Board at Radcliffe Institute, Woodlawn Conservancy (formerly Friends of Woodlawn Cemetery), White House Correspondents Association Awards Jury and Indiana Historical Society Publications Advisory Board
*Past boards: duPont-Columbia Awards in Broadcast Journalism, Madam Walker Theatre Center. Harvard Alumni Association
*Specialties: journalism, non-profit board leadership, public speaking, genealogy, panel moderating, writing, organizational transition and change, American/African American/women’s history, event production and facilitation