Bernicestine McLeod Bailey is President and Founder of McLeod Associates, Inc., an information technology consulting firm. Prior to McLeod, she was a Systems Engineer with IBM. She is also Vice President for Operations of Aisha & Co. LLC, a family gift company whose signature product is Ishababies®, a line of multicultural plush dolls. In the volunteer arena, she is the Chair of the Board of The Mary and Eliza Freeman Center for History and Community in Bridgeport, CT. She has served as a Director of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, as Director of the Westport Library, as Secretary of the REACH Prep Board, and Treasurer of the Mid-Fairfield County Dress for Success Board. She is the Immediate Past President of the Fairfield County Chapter of The Links Inc. and past president of the Fairfield/Westchester Chapter of the Independent Computer Consultants Association. Bernicestine is an alumna and trustee emerita of Brown University.