Brandi Harleaux is an award-winning CEO, notable keynote speaker, mentor, and world changer, impacting people and the planet with extraordinary fortitude.
With over 25 years of entrepreneurial experience, she is the CEO and second-generation owner of South Post Oak Recycling Center (SPORC), in Houston, Texas.
Harleaux educates global audiences on core topics including STEM-based learning through a recycling lens, innovation through engaged leadership, resilience, women empowerment, and marketplace diversity. She is the recipient of the 2021 Houston International Trade Development Global Seven “International Rising Star” Award, 2020 ISRI Young Executive of the Year Award, and 2018 Greater Houston Black Chamber Pinnacle Award. She holds a B.S. in Psychology and Business Administration from the University of Houston, a M.S. in Industrial Organizational Psychology from California State University, and an MBA from Pepperdine University. She also holds certificates in Leadership and Family Transitions from UCLA.
Harleaux is the Chair of the City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity (OBO) Advisory Board, Executive Committee Board Member & Director-at-Large for ISRI, Board Member for the Recycling Council of Texas, Advisory Board Member for LiftFund, Equity Chair Holder Board Member for Awareable Technologies, INC., and International Committee Member for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.