Vanessa Enoch is the Founder and CEO of Cultural Impact, LLC, a business management consulting firm, based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since 1999, Cultural Impact has provided consulting and project management services to new and existing businesses. Vanessa is not only a business savvy strategist, master business designer and planner, and process improvement professional, but also an educator and public policy scholar. Vanessa teaches college courses in business, information technology, and economics. She is committed to teaching economics and entrepreneurship to non-traditional adult learners.
Vanessa has been engaged in Social Justice and Human Rights advocacy in the Greater Cincinnati community for over twenty years. She focuses much of her work around the empowerment of single mothers, the development of children, and advocating for poor and traditionally disadvantaged groups. Vanessa has also led local efforts to drive change in the criminal justice system; including reform of the jury process, the juvenile justice system, and childcare for the working poor. Most recently she lead efforts in a community organizing campaigns with Cincinnati Improvement Association and the Coalition for a Just Hamilton County—AMOS. Vanessa has held leadership positions and memberships with the National Black MBA Association, the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, and The Greater Cincinnati Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Vanessa has received several awards and honors to include an academic scholarship from Union Institute & University in 2013 and 2014. She was named 2011 Employee/Educator of the Year and the Faculty Service Award from National College. She was also named in 2006 one of fifteen women in business to watch. In 2004 The Cincinnati Business Couriers honored Vanessa with the Forty Under 40. Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pre-law/Criminal Justice from The Ohio State University. She also earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree from Xavier University. She is currently All But Dissertation (A.B.D.) in Ph.D. program in Public Policy and Social Change from Union Institute & University where she is also earning a specialization in Martin Luther King, Jr Studies. She expects to complete her dissertation by the end of 2016.
Vanessa is the mother of two daughters, Christian (14), a high school student and athlete, and Mikela (21) who is completing her final year of a bachelors degree program at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.