My name is Chiriga Moore
I prefer to be called
Zoe (pronounced ZOH)
My gender pronouns are
She / Her / Hers
I'm a self-proclaimed
DOERPRENEUR, ADVOCATE &
After 12 years in the Army, 2 tours in Iraq, I was honorably discharged in 2014 then attended California State University East Bay to achieve an M.S. in Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism. Following school I ambitiously started Cultivate Event Artistry & Design and LB Alliance to help Black owned business execute events and strengthen their event services through professional development, promotion and collaborative support.
Creating my own lane I began referring to myself as an Event Resource Broker determined to keep under represented professionals informed about corporate opportunities while advocating on their behalf to organization members and leaders. From event planner to advocate for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, I started an Inclusion & Diversity committee for the Northern California chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPINCC) which began my journey to becoming a consultant.
At the beginning of 2020, I officially dissolved both of my initial entities in Oakland, CA moved to Marietta, GA and spent quality time with my son. After the murder of George Floyd, my inbox was flooded with requests from leaders seeking advice on how to amplify Black owned businesses and strategically commit to social change. I was afforded the opportunities to respond to requests in four ways:
Greg D. Shields and I became contributing freelance writers for Meetings Today
Sonia Alcazar, Joy Ekuta, Vanessa Oliver, Jessica Cole and I launched The State of Events podcast
Tanida Mullen and I co-chaired the 2020 Meeting Professional International Diversity & inclusion Advisory Committee
CADAZO Consulting Group was formed with Carolynn Santos & Dawn Bennett with biz dev support from Samantha Marie & Rob Leyva
After taking the Inclusive Event Design certificate course taught by Antwone Stigall, i adopted my new title as a perfect way to identify my focus to influence change in the meetings & events industry. Proudly trained as Certified Diversity Practitioner by the National Diversity Council, I look forward to fully to working with clients, partnering with organizations and helping professionals explore the various opportunities my favorite industry has to offer.
My first Blog was called Unsolicited Advice to recognize that my perspective may be uncomfortable, unpopular and provocative. My goal is to move the needle not pacify the truth or congratulate clients for having awareness. Instead I empower leaders to take action. Referencing history, human behavior, legislation, economics and demographic data I look for comprehension through dialogue and education. I value critical thinking and genuine interest in finding solutions. Checkout past articles and join our community to receive notifications about when I share my #unsolicitedadvice on Facebook, LinkedIn and Youtube.
From speaking, writing, consulting to creative design and event planning. My passion for inclusive experiences and opportunities drive me to be a resource for clients, colleagues and collaborators. I'm unapologetically Black and not afraid to amplify Black voices in an industry that has for too long been moderate in their response to being inclusive. It is my firm belief that if we plan for the most marginalize of us, everyone benefits.
My clients are associations, businesses and industry leaders interested in implementing DEI committees, policies and plans into their core business strategy.
Determined to build a thriving business I meet challenges with a growth mindset. What I don't know, I learn. When I don't have the answer, I ask someone who does. When I need help, I collaborate. This can "Do" attitude has helped me troubleshoot quickly to overcome challenges. When you invest in my services, you'll quickly recognize that when a task needs to get done, I not only can DO it but I DO it well which makes me a DOERpreneur.
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Strategy
Inclusive Event Design & Management
Graphics for Small Businesses/Projects