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Takiyah Dixon selected for U.S. Chamber Foundation Education and Workforce Fellowship Program

In addition to her work with the Lakeland Chamber and owning her own business, Takiyah is passionate and continues research on the connection between education and workforce development (underserved populations).
Takiyah Dixon, PhD. Candidate, is not only a Director for the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce, but also the Founder & Managing Partner for D&G Mixed Media Art and Design, LLC.

Fellowship Provides State and Local Business Leaders with Opportunities to Engage Nationally on Critical Education and Workforce Issues


Washington, DC.,- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced that Takiyah Dixon, Director of Business Resources of the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce and Founder & Managing Partner of D&G Mixed Media Art and Design, LLC, was selected to participate in the ninth cohort of its premiere business leadership program. The Business Leads Fellowship Program trains and equips leaders from state and local chambers of commerce, economic development agencies, and trade associations with resources, access to experts, and a network of peers to build their capacity to address the most pressing education and workforce challenges. 

“In the spirit of innovation and collaboration, I am honored to join the esteemed community of the US Chamber of Commerce Business Leads Fellowship Program. Together, let us cultivate a future where education empowers, and workforce development propels, creating pathways to success for all.” – Takiyah Dixon 

“We created the Business Leads Fellowship Program in response to the needs of our state and local chamber partners,” says Cheryl Oldham, Senior Vice President of the Center for Education and Workforce. “They, better than anyone, see the critical link between education and economic development, and we are glad to be able to support them as they take on this critical leadership role in their community.” 

Following a competitive application and selection process, Takiyah Dixon was selected along with 34 other state and local chamber executives, economic development professionals, and association leaders to participate in the eighth class of this program. The eight-month program, consisting of both in-person and virtual meetings, will cover the entire talent pipeline, including early childhood education, K-12, postsecondary education, and workforce development. 

Upon completion, Business Leads Fellows will join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s dedicated network of over 300 chambers of commerce and statewide associations from around the nation that regularly engage in education and workforce initiatives. 


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