Arizona Alliance of Black
Pat Gillum is an Award-winning Speaker, Best Selling Author and Certified Life and Business
Empowerment Coach. She is the CEO of Pat Gillum Consulting a successful personal and
professional development coaching firm in Phoenix, AZ. Pat focuses her unwavering
dedication to empower women to turn their dreams into reality with confidence and
knowledge. She created the widely attended Empowering Women Success Summit in
celebration of Women’s History Month in March to highlight women are making a difference in
the community. She is the founder of The Sisterhood Extravaganza, a 501(c3) Non Profit Organization dedicated to Empowering Women and Girls to Succeed through Advocacy and
Education. She is the author of the highly acclaimed book “TheSisterhood..., Lessons I’ve Learned Along the Way About Women and Friendship” a guide for women who want to discover their purpose and understand the principles of having better relationships with the women in
their lives and the Amazon Best Seller “Empowering Women to Succeed- Turning Tragedy into Triumph” a book full of amazing stories of powerfultransformation in the face of life-altering events of 18 women.
"Closing achievement gaps is a critical issue. The performance of Blacks is systematically different from that of other racial and ethnic groups. Decreasing gaps in student achievement means that we must increase the learning gains of Blacks."
- National Education Association
"The gap between teachers and students of color continues to grow. Over the past three years, the demographic divide between teachers and students of color has increased by 3 percentage points, and today, students of color make up almost half of the public school population. But teachers of color are just 18 percent of the teaching profession."
- Center for American Progress
"African-American students, particularly males, are far more likely to be suspended or expelled from school than their peers. Black students make up 18% of the students in the CRDC sample, but 35% of the students suspended once, and 39% of the students expelled."
- U.S. Department of Education
Arizona Alliance of Black School Educators
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AzABSE pledges to continue serving as educational advocates for children who have been poorly served in the past. We further pledge to ensure that African-American and all other diverse students are effectively educated in the present and are accorded priorities for the future. We pledge to lead the way through the creation of a concrete model that demonstrates the goals of academic and cultural excellence.