Lesleigh Mausi, M.Ed. is an entrepreneur, award-winning educator and author. She is Co-Founder and VP of The DOME Group (@domegroup) an entertainment promotions company producing live-music concerts and festivals throughout the country. With her husband and partner Sulaiman Mausi, Lesleigh owns the Art of Cool Music Festival (@AOCFEST), a destination weekend event drawing over 10,000 music fans annually. In 2019, Lesleigh expanded the brand as CEO of Art of Cool Radio (@AOCRadio), an online radio station and free app featuring Neo-soul, Jazz and Hip-Hop with talk content focused on economic and cultural empowerment.
Lesleigh’s heart for youth is reflected in her 23-year career in education, serving thousands of public school students in both Detroit, MI and Durham, NC. She was named Assistant Principal of the Year in 2016 for Durham Public Schools, the first ever to receive the district’s inaugural award. She took a leap of faith in 2016, leaving her career in education to join her husband to grow their family businesses. She continues to impact youth and women across the country speaking at conferences and hosting vision board mentorship seminars.
Creatively, Lesleigh is a classically-trained pianist and a writer. She has served as Minister of Music and choir director for churches and various musical projects. Her published works have appeared in the Detroit Free Press, Spectacular Magazine, and the recent anthology, Black Girls Hear. Her first published book, Through the Fire, is set for release in November 2020. Co-authored with her husband Sulaiman, the book chronicles their personal pinnacles and pitfalls of marriage and business, and serves as a guide for entrepreneurial couples in their journey to success.
Lesleigh’s skill for angling was kindled at a young age by her father Raymond, a lifelong fisherman who chartered deep-sea tours for Black anglers across the country. After his death in 2019, Lesleigh uses her competitive experiences as an Ebony Angler to connect with the spirit of her father, earning her the team name, “Legacy”.
A Detroit native, Lesleigh holds a B.A. in Communications from The University of Michigan, a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Wayne State University and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She’s a loving wife of 21 years, a nurturing mother to three amazing sons, and a woman with a testimony to the power of God.