Adeyela Albury Bennett hails from Nassau, Bahamas, but considers herself to be a citizen of the world. Prior to moving to Montgomery in 2017, she lived in Washington, D.C.; Miami, Florida; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Ms. Bennett is the CEO of Women in Training, Inc., or WIT, a youth empowerment organization that her 12-year-old twin daughters, Breanna and Brooke Bennett, started in July 2019.
Adeyela, which means “The Crown of Royalty is Pure,” has been trained in the traditional cultural systems of the Yoruba people of West Africa and the Americas. She is experienced in performing African Naming Ceremonies, Puberty Rites-of-Passage Training Programs; Marriage Ceremonies; and Eldership Ceremonies.
Ms. Bennett is a seasoned educator who has served as a Development and Admissions Director, Civil Rights Compliance Officer, Instructional Supervisor, Instructional Coach, Gifted Specialist, English Language Arts Instructor, and Elementary Teacher. Prior to entering the education field, Adeyela worked in professional communications for nonprofit organizations, including the American Red Cross National Headquarters and Children’s Hospital National Medical Center.
Adeyela has two older daughters, Nuola and Moremi Akinde, who are abolitionist consultants in the educational and filmmaking arena. They reside near Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is married to Bradley Bennett, an editor with the Southern Poverty Law Center. Their family worships at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.