About Up In The Chair
From coast to coast, from the mountains to the seas, from the rainforests to the deserts, we are a global community of Uplifters who are committed to a world that works for everyone.
Up In The Chair strives to create authentically welcoming spaces with a foundation of intentional inclusivity. Through our various offerings, we are shifting the paradigm of what it means to be part of collaborative spaces where each person is celebrated for their unique contribution.
Our Mission and Core Values
- We believe that when one person is lifted, everyone is lifted.
- We believe that everyone has something about them to be celebrated.
- We believe in the idea that no one and nothing needs to be left out.
- We believe that the experience of being lifted #upinthechair knows no race, religion, gender, differing ability, economic bracket, etc.
Each leg of the chair contributes to the quality and integrity of the whole
Our Uplifting Team
Devora Yellin Fish
Founder and Chief Uplifter
Hi. I’m Devora. I am an experiential educator and changemaker with the goal to increase joy and inclusion in the world. Most of my days are spent guiding Emerging Professionals and Visionary Leaders toward their purpose. You can find me uplifting those around me by creating authentically welcoming and intentionally inclusive spaces. Otherwise, I am putting my random thoughts into creative outlets, road-tripping to National Parks, and performing Muppet shows.
Chief Operations and Director of Event Inclusion
With over thirty years of experience, I have planned meetings and conferences worldwide. For the past five years, leading my own consulting firm, I’ve assisted a plethora of clients with research, project and time management and operations. Recognized as a master networker, if I don't have the skills to do something, you can bet I know someone who does. My inner circle affectionately refers to me as "Chief Nudge". When not connecting with people, I enjoy crafting, traveling, or binging the latest show.
Internship HR/Administrative Manager
Hi! I’ve started as an intern at Up in the Chair as a student attending Wake Technical Community College. I am coordinating the internship program and managing the organizational systems while preparing to become an HR professional. Creating a welcoming workplace for all people is what matters to me.
Get To Know A Few of the Previous Uplifting Emerging Professionals
Students from coast to coast contribute their unique skills in the areas of media, marketing, design, and more.