Principal Consultant

I Follow the Leader LLC


Antoinetta McKay, MPA is the Principal Consultant for I Follow the Leader LLC. I Follow the Leader is a leadership consulting firm specializing in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) engagement opportunities. Antoinetta earned a B.S in Business Management from Georgia Tech and an MPA in Nonprofit Management from Western Michigan University (WMU). She is a community advocate and helping those she encounters with their professional and personal growth drives her.

Antoinetta enjoys doing research and speaking on the topic of diversity and leadership. Her graduate school paper, “Diversity in Nonprofit Leadership: Overcoming Barriers” won the best project paper award at WMU in 2016. The knowledge she gained from CEO’s of nonprofits inspired her to continue conducting research and serving as a champion for creating inclusive environments. Antoinetta now shares her work with professionals across the country via DEI engagement opportunities and on her leadership blog at Some of the activities that make Antoinetta smile include reading, volunteering, exercising, and helping children grow. In 2018, she published her first children’s book, “Happy Birthday, Tulip and Violet”.