Leah Daughtry
Strategic and Event Planning Expert, Problem-Solving Specialist, CEO of On These Things, LLC

Leah Daughtry is a multi-faceted leader with expertise in problem solving. Her hard work and determination have led her to strive in strategic and event planning, project management, community engagement, and internal and external communication strategies.


Leah Daughtry’s proficiency has led her to take on the role of president and CEO of a boutique strategic planning firm, On These Things, LLC. Through this company, Leah has built an outstanding reputation for transforming businesses and organizations into well-run entities for global impact.


After graduating from Dartmouth College and earning her bachelor’s degree in government, Leah began her political career on Capitol Hill. Soon to follow, Leah started with the Democratic National Committee (DNC) where she pursued a position at the Labor Department when she became the U.S. Secretary of Labor. In 2008 and 2016, Leah served as the Chief Executive Officer of the DNC. She is the first person in Democratic Party history to hold this position twice.


Named one of the 12 most influential Democrats in the nation on faith and values politics by Religion News Service, Leah also works with Faith in Action, the Democratic party’s outreach program to communities of faith. In 2002, she graduated from Wesley Theological Seminary, becoming an ordained minister. Leah currently serves as pastor of the House of the Lord Church in Washington, D.C. Further, Leah served as Resident Fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics where she focused on the role faith and values play in American politics. Leah sits on the Executive Committee of the National Council of Negro Women.


From pulpits to public forums to political platforms, in her own way, Leah Daughtry is an alchemist. An electrifying speaker full of power and charisma, she travels the world transforming corporate teams, congregations, and communities for the better. Beyond her amazing career, she’s also a loving aunt, dedicated mentor, and avid shoe lover.

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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics is filled with personal stories that bring to life heroic figures we all know and introduce us to some of those who've worked behind the scenes but are still hidden. Whatever their perch, the Colored Girls are always focused on the larger goal of “hurrying history" so that every American — regardless of race, gender or religious background — can have a seat at the table. This is their story.

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics won the 2019 NAACP award for Outstanding Literary Work.

The Huffington Post profiled Leah Daughtry as a Black Female activist.

Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, & World Affairs featured Leah Daughtry.

Find out more on Leah Daughtry’s company website On These Things, LLC.