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Awards and Recognition

  • Nominee for White House Champion of Change for Extracurricular Enrichment for Marginalized Girls (2016)

  • Jefferson Award for Public Service (the Nobel Prize for Public Service)

  • The Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment’s 2011 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year

  • The Charles Houston Bar Association Benjamin Travis Community Service Award

  • KQED-TV/Wells Fargo Bank Public Media Women’s History Month Local Hero

  • The Lizzy Glide Woman of Vision Award for supporting Survivors of Domestic Violence

  • Congressional Recognition-Congresswoman Barbara Lee

  • California Senate Recognition-Senator Mark Leno

  • Prominent Women in Justice Award. The Rho Upsilon Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Credentials, Professional Licenses

  • Harvard Law School J.D. (1994)

  • University of Southern California Marshall School of Business MBA (1982)

  • University of Southern California Sol Price School of Policy B.S. (1980)

  • Member of California State Bar

  • Admitted to Practice California Supreme Court

  • Admitted to Practice Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Admitted to Practice United States District Courts

  • Certified Mediator, Certified Arbitrator, Conflict Resolutions

  • Registered Neutral Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution (GODR) Registration # 5820-7676-5883-5968.

  • Registered Legal Counsel with Times-UP Legal Defense Fund Network-attorneys providing legal services for women and girls subjected to racial and sexual harassment, school and workplace bullying.



Raye Mitchell is a fierce advocate for fairness and justice, but her warm, energetic, and authentic smile is her natural asset in her journey as a storyteller, trainer and motivational speaker. Always laughing and searching for positive interactions, Raye likes to mix her strong interpersonal skills with her sense of living life out loud, open and supportive of others. 

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My greatest joys are:

  • Serving God, connecting with all people,  community service

  • Laughing out loud, bold colors and living life out loud

  • Writing fiction and non-fiction works

  • Summer action blockbuster movies, legal drama and thrillers

  • Collecting African American fine art, and

  • Working out and personal fitness training


 Serious, but fun, Raye Mitchell focuses her leadership training, public speaking skills, writing acumen and life energy that reflects her lifestyle choices. Focused extracting the best out of each situation, Raye's lifestyle is centered around wellness, well-being and a defiance of fearing the challenges of the present or fear of unknowns in the future. 

When asked, Raye's bucket list is a mixture of small victories to conquer and big hurdles to jump.

2018 Events

2018 Speaking Events

My top five frivolous wish list includes:

  • Living in a tiny house on the beach in St. Kitts,

  • Going to USC Film School

  • Writing a screen play and producing a major motion picture-legal triller of course,

  • Writing a national NY Times bestseller,

  • Get better at playing the piano

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