Alison Martin-Books is the Founder and Chief Mentoring Officer of Diverse Talent Strategies, a consulting practice who helps companies attract, retain, and develop their talent through strategic mentoring and community impact initiatives.
With impressive background work and roughly 19 years in nonprofit, beginning with four years working in higher education and on to Executive Director at two different health-related nonprofit organizations, Alison Martin-Books excelled in all areas of leadership and communication before starting her company in 2011 and the Pass the Torch for Women Foundation in 2013.
She is married with three children and volunteers regularly for The American Heart Association, and serves on the board for Indy Business Leadership Network, an organization dedicated to helping employ people with disabilities. She was nominated for Indy’s Best and Brightest in 2013 and was recognized with the Indiana Commission for Women’s Torchbearer award in 2014. She is the author of the book, “Learning to Lead Through Mentoring”, published first in 2013 and re-released in 2016, which outlines the 8 lessons one must consider before pursuing a mentoring relationship.