Titan 100 awardee | 2022
Arizona State University
MLK Servant-Leadership award | 2021
Phoenix Business Journal
Most Admired Leader recipient | 2021
Governor’s Arts Award
Individual Nominee | 2020
Who’s Next award | 2017
(Emerging leaders making a difference in the arts.)
Arizona Champion Award
for the Central Arizona Region
Flinn Foundation’s Arizona Center | 2017
(selected by her peers; for Civic Leadership, for significant contributions to civic leadership.)
Teniqua Broughton is noted for her impact in both national and local sectors. Leading with passion, she identifies strategies that support the sustainability of organizations by leveraging her experience, initiative, and insight gained throughout her professional career. With a focus on nonprofit governance consulting, arts project management, and EDI Readiness empowerment workshops. Teniqua ignites creativity and challenges mediocrity to drive desired outcomes.
Teniqua’s extensive non-profit understanding in both direct services to children and organizational leadership serves as a platform for Teniqua to infuse her knowledge and experience into professional organizations, while also providing insight on board governance best practices. She has supported administrative leadership and provided staff/ resource management to organizations in Arizona and throughout the nation.
Teniqua has an earnest commitment to governance and diversification on boards. She is the founder of the Monarch Society and Council at the Desert Botanical Garden, establishing a membership and leadership group to integrate age diversification within the garden during her tenure as a Trustee. She currently serves as Chair-Elect for the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), past chair of their Equity and Inclusion (EIC) Committee and a member of the Desert Botanical Garden Foundation board, plus a member of the LISC Phoenix Local Advisory Committee (LAC) and ASU Council for Resilience Leaders. She is a past Chair and Commissioner for the City of Phoenix’s Arts & Culture Commission.
Teniqua has her master’s degree in education with a focus on Educational Administration and Supervision, and her bachelor’s degree in educational psychology, with an emphasis on theater for youth. With certifications as a Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional (CNAP), Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the University of Arizona, and in Equity and Inclusion from Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.
I have found my calling in life working with organizations to advance culture and leadership; this has been a career I’ve leaned into thought alignment with my personal values of equity, compassion and the importance of having a vision.
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