CEO- Founders of Color

Kelly Burton, Ph.D.

CEO- Founders of Color | HuffPost Contributor | 40 Under 40 Awardee

Political scientist, serial entrepreneur, change agent and social critic. Kelly Burton is a modern-day renaissance woman who leads with passion, purpose and vision. She is the founder of Nexus Research Group, a social impact firm that works with foundations and large-scale non-profits to help them catalyze change in local communities. She is also the founder of Bodyology, a tech-based apparel company dedicated to creating clothes for active women on-the- go. Her newest venture is Founders of Color, a digital platform committed to helping minority entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses. Before even launching the site in May, Founders of Color logged more than 1,000 users. In addition to her entrepreneurial endeavors, she is a regular contributor for the HuffPost and serves on several local and national boards. She has two hard-earned degrees, a BA from Clark Atlanta University and a PhD from Emory University, both in Political Science.