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Jennifer Brown, MS

About Jennifer Brown, MS

JENNIFER BROWN is an award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, diversity and inclusion consultant, and author. As the successful Founder and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting (JBC), Jennifer and her team are well-known for their process of designing workplace strategies and educational programming that have been implemented by some of the biggest companies and non-profits in the US and around the world, including FedEx, Hearst, American Red Cross, Under Armor, Major League Baseball, NBA, Toyota, Wells Fargo and many more.

Jennifer envisions inclusive organizations where all of us can thrive. As someone who has experienced both the advantages of privilege and the sting of stigma, Jennifer is boldly redefining what it means to truly belong—in the workplace, in our families, and in our communities – and openly shares her powerful and unforgettable true story with audiences to help us challenge our assumptions—about ourselves, about leaders, and others—and take inspired action today for a more inclusive tomorrow.

Her 2021 accolades include Top Small Business Female Executive in 2019 (DataBird Business Journal), peopleHum.com’s Power List of the top 200 thought leaders to follow in 2021, a Top 50 D&I and Gender Equality Influencer by Onalytica, one of Engagedly’s Top HR Influencers, and an Inspirational Diversity & Inclusion leader of the year by d&I Leaders Global Benchmarking Survey 2021.

Jennifer is the bestselling author of two books: Inclusion: Diversity, The New Workplace and The Will to Change and How To Be An Inclusive Leader: Your Role in Creating Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone Can Thrive, which was named one of Catalyst’s 5 Must-Read Books on Workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in 2021. The book was also a shortlist winner of the O.W.L. Award, winner of the 2019 Nautilus Book Awards’ Business & Leadership category, and a top SABA 2020 Book Awards Audience Vote, and is utilized as a text for mindset and behavior change in a wide array of organizational systems, from academia to professional certifications. Jennifer also recently co-authored a groundbreaking book on diversity, equity and inclusion in society with thought leader and fellow bestselling author, Rohit Bhargava. The book, Beyond Diversity: 12 Non-Obvious Ways To Build A More Inclusive World, was announced as a Wall Street Journal bestseller and also listed in Inc.’s 22 Books to Read (or Reread) in 2022.

Jennifer is a sought-after speaker and expert for leading research institutions such as the Mayo Clinic, as well as multiple business schools, including William and Mary, Kellogg, Columbia Business School, the Owen GSB at Vanderbilt, and University of Wisconsin. She currently serves as Executive in Residence for The University of North Texas’s School of Public Health/MPHA program and sits on the Influencer Advisory Board for cultural intelligence consultancy Sparks & Honey, as well as L’Oreal’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board.

Jennifer has spoken at many top conferences and events such as the International Diversity Forum, the Global D&I Summit, the Forum for Workplace Inclusion, the NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference, the Out & Equal Workplace Summit, Emerging Women, SHE Summit, Responsive, the Better Man Conference, INBOUND, ALTSummit, South by Southwest (SXSW), PBWC (Professional Business Women of California), The Pennsylvania Conference for Women and Texas Conference for Women, and HR Transform. As a successful LGBT entrepreneur, Jennifer has been featured in media such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, AdWeek, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, Inc., CBS, and many more.

Her popular podcast, The Will to Change, appeared on Feedspot’s Top 15 Diversity And Inclusion Podcasts You Must Follow in 2020, and as Host of nearly 200 episodes, Jennifer interviews leading CEOs, bestselling authors, and entrepreneurs about diversity, equity, and inclusion and delivers focused content on how to create organizational change at any level.

Inclusion: Diversity, the New Workplace, and the Will to Change
Best Seller

Inclusion: Diversity, the New Workplace, and the Will to Change

Embrace Diversity and Thrive As An Organization

In the rapidly changing business landscape, harnessing the power of diversity and inclusion is essential for the very viability and sustainability of every organization. Talent who feel fully welcomed, valued, respected, and heard by their colleagues and their organizations will fuel this growth. We will only succeed in this transformation if those in leadership pivot from command and control management styles to reinvent how we look at people, every organization’s greatest asset. It’s also critical that we build systems that embrace diversity in all its forms, from identity and background to diversity of thought, style, approach, and experience, tying it directly to the bottom line.

Inclusion: Diversity, the New Workplace & the Will to Change stands up and embraces what true diversity and inclusion represent to any organization in any industry-an opportunity.

Open your heart and prepare to be inspired as award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic speaker, and respected diversity and inclusion expert Jennifer Brown shares proven strategies to empower members of your entire organization to utilize all of their talents and potential to drive positive organizational change and the future of work.

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Interviews & Articles

Interviews & Articles

Inclusion & Diversity is A Top Priority for Senior Leaders | Jennifer Brown, Founder and CEO

Diversity and inclusion are of critical importance in the modern organization, consumers want to be assured that the companies they support are ethical and employees want to work for organizations with their best interests at heart.

To learn more, GDS recently sat down with the award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, author and diversity and inclusion consultant Jennifer Brown, to discuss the ever-changing worlds of talent management, culture, and effective and comprehensive leadership.

GDS Group runs international conferences and summits that draw together the best minds across different business sectors.

Inclusion: Diversity, The New Workplace & The Will To Change | Jennifer Brown | Talks at Google

In the rapidly changing business landscape, harnessing the power of diversity and inclusion is essential for the very viability and sustainability of every organization. Talent who feel fully welcomed, valued, respected, and heard by their colleagues and their organizations will fuel this growth. We will only succeed in this transformation if those in leadership pivot from command and-control management styles to reinvent how we look at people, every organization’s greatest asset.

It’s also critical that we build systems that embrace diversity in all its forms, from identity and background to diversity of thought, style, approach, and experience, tying it directly to the bottom line.

Inclusion: Diversity, the New Workplace & the Will to Change stands up and embraces what true diversity and inclusion represent to any organization in any industry―an opportunity. Open your heart and prepare to be inspired as award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic speaker, and respected diversity and inclusion expert Jennifer Brown shares proven strategies to empower members of your entire organization to utilize all of their talents and potential to drive positive organizational change and the future of work.

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What People Are Saying

What People Are Saying

Diversity, the New Workplace & the Will to Change, is a must for those who want to absorb Jennifer's thoughts, ideas, concepts, and personal courage. She is a must-follow on social media and a global thought leader on diversity and inclusion. Keep a highlighter handy and readily accessible on your diversity journey with Jennifer. Everyone needs a mentor, advisor, and guide like her that has walked the walk.

—Fields Jackson, Jr., founder and CEO, Racing Toward Diversity

Jennifer Brown is one of the smartest and most innovative voices in the world of workplace diversity. If you want to make your company a more successful, profitable, and inclusive environment, read this book.

—Dorie Clark, author, Reinventing You and Stand Out; adjunct professor, Duke University Fuqua School of Business

Jennifer uses cutting-edge data, digital prowess, and a thorough experiential understanding of diversity as it currently stands to present a clearly defined path to compel true change. As the founder of Lesbians Who Tech, I know how crucial it is to have a road map for anyone seeking to understand the objective reality of what diversity in the workplace means and why it matters, with optimism moving forward to elevate us all.

—Leanne Pittsford founder, Lesbians Who Tech

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