Chlo'e Edwards is the CEO of Chlo'e Edwards Brands. She leads through her personal experiences as a community advocate and activist with a passion for community resilience, community engagement, racial equity and social justice. Chlo'e approaches change holistically and brings a variety of perspectives. She is a trained racial equity facilitator, master trauma-informed care & resilience trainer, healing-centered engagement practitioner, creative writer, performance poet, public speaker, advocate, activist, and policy analyst.
Chlo'e believes that radical self-care and community wellness in tandem with healing-centered engagement, which is political rather than clinical, will empower community members to serve as agents in the creation of transformative change.
Chlo'e previously served as a Policy Analyst at Voices for Virginia's Children, Community Partner in Residence for the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement at the University of Richmond, volunteered as the president of Black Lives Matter 804 and Boss Folx Vibes, and serves as a board member for I'M JUST ME Movement and The Hive Movement.
In 2020, Chlo'e founded Virginia’s first Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week, which was recognized by Governor Ralph Northam. Now, the initiative has evolved into a campaign that empowers the voices and experiences of marginalized communities in acknowledgement of truth to promote healing, reconciliation, and justice. During the 2021 GA session, Chlo'e helped lead efforts to successfully recognize racism as a public health crisis in Virginia, making the state the first in the south.
In 2021, she was recognized by The Valentine as a Richmond History Maker for the social justice category, received the Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children Media Award, and was honored by the YWCA Outstanding Women Leadership Award for Human Relations and Faith in Action. In 2020, she was named on Style Weekly’s top 40 Under 40 and RVA Mic Share's top 34 Black women trailblazers. She also received the Outstanding Service Award from Connecting Hearts in 2018 and was named Radio One Richmond’s top 30 Under 30 in 2017.
Chlo'e holds a Master's of Public Policy in Leadership from Liberty University and a Bachelor's from Hollins University. She also completed the Minority Research and Law Institute Program at Southern University in 2013, the University of Virginia’s Sorensen Institute for Political Emerging Leaders program in 2019, and the Virginia Progressive Leadership Project Project in 2021.