Jennifer Brown – Reach Personal Branding Interview Series


The Power of Your Diversity Story –

Bring Your Whole Self to Work


On August 18, 2016 William Arruda, founder of Reach Personal Branding, interviewed Jennifer Brown.

To give their fullest contribution, employees must feel they can bring their full selves to work; however research shows many do not feel comfortable doing so. Jennifer Brown is committed to creating more inclusive workplaces where all kinds of talent can flourish. In her new book “Inclusion: Diversity, the New Workplace & the Will to Change” Brown explores how we can build more inclusive workplace environments where all kinds of talent feel “Welcomed, Valued, Respected, and Heard.”


In this interview,  you will learn:

  • The difference between diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and why it matters
  • What “covering” is, and how it can be hurting a company’s bottom line
  • How diversity in the workplace has improved over the past few years, and how much farther it needs to go
  • How business leaders can make sure their employees feel “welcomed, respected, valued and heard”


BIO: Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown 2016-2Jennifer Brown is the Founder & CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting, a certified woman- and LGBT-owned strategic leadership and diversity consulting firm specializing in the future of the workforce and workplace, and dedicated to building more inclusive organizations where all kinds of talent can feel “Welcomed, Valued, Respected, and Heard SM“. Based in New York City and maintaining a global team, the company partners with HR, Talent Management, D&I and Business leadership on change management efforts relating to human capital, including the design, development and facilitation of customized, interactive classroom and online learning events. JBC is known as the creator of the “JBC ERG Progression Model SM“, a proprietary development tool that facilitates the transformation of ERGs into true business partners. Employer-of choice clients include Cisco, Toyota Financial Services, Wells Fargo, Thomson Reuters, AXA, Disney, New York Life, Target, and many of the Fortune 500. Jennifer is quoted frequently on next generation diversity and inclusion practices, has delivered three TEDx talks, and is a dedicated and visible change advocate in the LGBT and Allies community. Jennifer’s first book Inclusion: Diversity, the New Workplace & the Will to Change will be released September 2016.  Contact Jennifer for book inquiries and information.


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