Ayesha is a skilled trial attorney, business strategist, adjunct professor and expert on all things employment related. Ayesha’s ability to think strategically and steer company-wide priority initiatives has made her a highly sought after thought partner and advisor. Through her firm, Dixon Whyte LLC, Ayesha serves as a Chief People Officer and legal advisor for multiple companies. Prior to her work as a Chief People Officer, Ayesha enjoyed leadership roles in legal and HR at The Walt Disney Company, WeWork and Amtrak. 

Ayesha serves as a TechStars mentor and Advisory Board member of VirgilHR, a SaaS product that allows organizations to make employment and labor law decisions in the. moment, without need to research regulatory requirements. She is also a member of CHIEF and Black Women on Boards. 

Earlier in her career, Ayesha handled complex litigation, executive compensation, risk mitigation and M&A matters for Fortune 500 companies at a large global law firm. She also served as Special Counsel for the District of Columbia.

Ayesha received a Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude) from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctorate (cum laude) from Howard University School of Law.

Areas of Expertise

  • Executive Compensation & Benefits
  • Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance (ESG)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Organizational Design & Development
  • Executive Succession Planning
  • Legal Compliance
  • Change Management, People Forecasting & Planning
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I)
  • Internal Investigations
  • Mergers & Acquisitions