Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown is an award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, diversity, equity and inclusion expert, and author. Her work in talent management, human capital, and intersectional theory has redefined the boundaries of talent potential and company culture.

Her bestselling book Inclusion: Diversity, The New Workplace and The Will To Change creates the case for leaders to embrace the opportunity that diversity represents, for their own growth and for the success of their organizations and her forthcoming book How to be an Inclusive Leader: Your Role in Creating Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone Can Thrive shows how we can all shift our perspectives to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace. Jennifer also hosts the popular podcast, The Will To Change: Uncovering True Stories of Diversity & Inclusion.

Jennifer is the founder and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting, a certified woman- and LGBT-owned global diversity and inclusion consulting firm, and Jennifer’s workplace strategies have been employed by some of the world’s top Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits—including Walmart, Microsoft, Starbucks, Toyota Financial Services, T-Mobile, and others. As an expert resource and influential voice in the conversation about diversity, equity, and inclusion, Jennifer has been featured in media such as The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, Fortune, Inc., The Wall Street Journal, HuffPost Live, CBS, Fox News and many more.

In the past several years, she has been named Woman of the Year by Pace University’s Women in Corporate America (WICA) organization, Social Entrepreneur of the year by the NYC National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), a finalist for the Wells Fargo Business Owner of the Year Award, a finalist for Ernst & Young’s Winning Women Program, one of the Top 40 Outstanding Women by Stonewall Community Foundation, and NYC Comptroller Bill Thompson’s LGBT Business Owner of the Year.

As a successful LGBTQ entrepreneur, Brown is a highly sought-after expert source on workplace

diversity and inclusion and the future of work, speaking with authority on changing demographics, specific communities of identity including women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, generations like Millennials, and the role of male leaders in change efforts. Jennifer has spoken at many top conferences and events such as Interbrand’s Best Global Brands event, the INBOUND Summit, Emerging Women Live, Multicultural Women’s National Conference, Indeed Interactive, S.H.E. Summit, The Better Man Conference, HR Transform, and the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s International Business and Leadership Conference, as well as at organizations such as Allstate, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Deloitte, Google, IBM, the NBA and Pepsico.

As someone who has experienced both the advantages of privilege and the sting of stigma, Jennifer Brown is boldly redefining what it means to truly belong—in the workplace, in our families, and in our communities. A dynamic keynote speaker, internationally sought-after thought leader, and passionate social equality advocate, Jennifer shares her powerful and unforgettable true story with audiences to help us challenge our assumptions—about ourselves, and others—and take inspired action today for a more inclusive tomorrow.

Books by Jennifer Brown

How to Be an Inclusive Leader, Second Edition

Berrett-Koehler Publishers