Dorria L. Ball
Dorria is the Founder and President of the Global Ballance Group (GBG). GBG was formed to leverage Dorria’s extensive global leadership, organizational effectiveness insights, social advocacy, and vast network. She does so, by passionately working to ensure all stakeholders are seated at critical tables of influence shaping both corporate and external culture.
Dorria began her career in retail management and consumer product sales with Venture Stores and Playtex Family Products. She then spent the most seminal period of her career with Kraft Foods in Human Resources.
As an HR Senior Executive, she advised and coached many senior leaders globally and continues to do the same now through GBG as a Columbia University and International Coach Federation (ICF) certified Executive Coach. Dorria’s coaching practice focuses on aspiring and current c-suite executives, navigating a variety of areas including leadership presence and effectiveness, diversity, and transitions (end of career and beyond). Dorria’s client list includes both corporate and private clients from the following companies: Americares, Apple, A+E, Brunswick, Campbells, Columbia University, Danone, Denny’s, Designer Brands, Dress for Success, Inspira, Intel, Lowes, Medecision, Mondelez, Nationwide, New York Public Library, Target, Visa, and Wells Fargo.
Dorria has focused her stewardship on a variety of not for profit boards, community and corporate initiatives which align closely to her personal and professional priorities including: former board member Network of Executive Women, board Co-Chairperson of Dress for Success Worldwide, founding board member The Abyssinian Fund, The Executive Leadership Council, former Advisory Board member for Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund, steering team member of the William J. Clinton Foundation’s Harlem Small Business Initiative and member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
Dorria was born in Indianapolis and graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington.