Kellie Todd Griffin is the founder of Sistallect, Inc., an empowerment organization that develops initiatives and platforms to improve the lives of Black women and girls socially, politically and economically. She is also the founder of Crenshaw Chick, LLC, a social impact company that focuses on develop products, programming, and platforms to elevate the image of Black Women and Girls. With over a decade of experience in health care, she now serves as the Sr. Director, Community and Provider Engagement for Blue Shield of California.
Under the Sistallect brand, Todd Griffin founded the State of Black Women in CA initiative, which develops an annual data report on the status of Black females and strategic policy platform to improve the quality of life Black Women and Girls throughout the state. In addition, she hosts quarterly calls with CA Black Women leaders including elected officials, corporate executives, community organizers and advocate to share information and provide opportunities to engage with each other. She has also launched #BlackWomenGive, an initiative that focuses on pooling the economic social power of Black Women to support organizations that serve under-resourced communities and address issues that impact Black women and girls. Under the Crenshaw Chick, LLC., Todd Griffin is launching the online platform, DATSpot, a digital space for Bold, Beautiful and Brilliant Black women.
She is author of SistaGirl@Work, a book that provides practical information to women of color in the workplace. She has been a strong advocate for women having equal opportunity in the workplace to succeed and thrive. For more than 20 years, Todd Griffin has served as a marketing, communications and engagement leader for Fortune 500 companies, international organizations, and various political figures at the local, state, and national level. Throughout her two decades of meaningful work, she has obtained results driven reputation and experience, which includes creating innovative, nationally recognized, and award-winning campaigns, initiatives, and programs.
Todd Griffin has worked in health care for over a decade on the payer, provider, and policy sides of the industry. She was also part of the executive leadership team that opened Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital in South Los Angeles as a high touch, high tech, high quality care delivery model. She also served as the Communications Director for former California Assembly Speaker and current Congresswoman Karen Bass. She led Bass’ State of Black California initiative that developed a quality of life report that led to the first of its kind legislative agenda targeting the needs of Black Californians. In addition, she launched CA African Americans for Obama, which was co-chaired by Karen Bass and Kamala Harris while serving as a member of the 7-person team that set up the California’s Obama campaign’s successful 2008 presidential run. In addition, Todd Griffin also led American Honda Motor Company, Inc.’s nation-wide diversity and philanthropy communications.
The native of Southern California holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Public Relations from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is the proud mother of two sons.