Deloris “Dela” Wilson
Deloris “Dela” Wilson as the 2021-2022 social entrepreneur-in-residence (SEIR) at the USC Marshall School of Business. She is the founder and managing director of Axle Impact Studio, a global social impact strategy firm, and the founder of Due Goodies, a promotional products company targeting the student loan debt crisis. Previously, she served as head of impact and strategy for HBCUvc, a leading non-profit reimagining the innovation economy by developing the next generation of venture capital leaders, and head of strategy and operations for BEACON: The D.C. Women Founders Initiative, a public-private partnership and campaign among Google, the D.C. Mayor’s Office and Georgetown’s Institute for Technology Law and Policy. As the editor of Black Founders at at Work: Journeys to Innovation, she helped chart the leadership and business journeys of some of the world’s most successful technology entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Dela is a sought-after speaker and writer and has received recognition from the Atlantic Institute, the World Economic Forum, Georgetown Law Tech Institute, Humanity in Action, the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University, and the University of California at Berkeley. She earned a J.D. from Georgetown University, an MPA from Harvard University, and a B.A. in political science from Spelman College.