“Making Space equitable”
Strategy consultant, serial and social entrepreneur, advocate for intellectual property, social justice, inclusive innovation, and generational wealth, specifically within historically excluded communities - Janeya Griffin is The Commercializer® now turned Space Revolutionist®
an accomplished speaker, HBCU STEM graduate, member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, and the daughter of two formerly incarcerated individuals. At the young age of 16 she and her younger brother of 6 were introduced into the world of what it meant to experience hardship, not knowing it would be a catalyst in helping her to fulfill her purpose. 12 years later, two degrees, a certificate, and a contracting job with the National Aeronautics Space Agency (NASA), Janeya’s passion for problem-solving and establishing connections would turn her into an award-winning, lead Technology Transfer Specialist and an Executive Board Member for Federal Labs all over the country. After almost a decade at NASA, Janeya would take her expertise and create a consulting startup called The Commercializer®, LLC; a strategic firm bridging the gap between resources and historically excluded communities, bringing to market independent Inventors' ideas, and developing ecosystems of sustainability at HBCUs. Janeya's passion to help others does not stop there; in 2017 she helped to Co-found and lead ConCreates, an award-winning creative agency focused on changing the stigma and narrative behind how society views people with criminal histories and how people with criminal histories view themselves; turning her into now, an award-winning Strategist. In the wake of the Pandemic, having found the projected wealth of communities of color to be 0 in the next 30-40 years, she then transitioned all of her expertise into changing the New Space Economy, received her Master's in Space Leadership, business, and policy, and then created the Equity Space Alliance; which advocates and ensures the new space economy is diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible through media, resourcing, community building, and educational campaigns.