ASHANTI MARTIN is a veteran writer and strategic marketing leader with more than 20 years of media experience spanning newspaper journalism, higher education, and startup organizations. She is general manager of WURD Radio in Philadelphia, a multiplatform media company and one of only three independent Black talk radio stations in the country. Her work as an activist, speaker, and influencer focuses on the intersection of communication, technology, Black culture, and the workplace. In October 2020, Martin wrote an article for the Sunday edition of The New York Times about Black LinkedIn that galvanized a movement to transform the workplace experience for Black and other marginalized communities. She and her work have been featured in numerous publications including Forbes, NPR, Reuters, and USA Today. Martin held marketing and communication roles at the University of Pennsylvania, the Wharton School, and Rutgers University, where she obtained degrees in journalism and communication.