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10 Steps to Diversity and Inclusion in a Post-Election World

With the need to process the shockwaves of change that have occurred over the last month, we at Jennifer Brown Consulting (“JBC”) have found ourselves on the front lines of numerous important discussions and sharing of thoughts and ideas amongst our community of diversity and inclusion (D&I) change agents. What we’ve felt, personally and professionally, [...]

Progressing Towards Success – Maximize Your ERG for Business Impact

Helping ERGs Grow: Sharing JBC Tools for Success We are excited to share with you highlights of a powerful Oct. 7, 2015 Jennifer Brown Consulting workshop that covered how effective Employee Resource Groups develop strategically. Entitled “Progressing Towards Success: Maximizing Your ERG for Business Impact,” the event drew a packed house of more than 120 people eager [...]

Executive Sponsors Fuel High-Performing ERGs Executive Summary

Is your company looking for ways to turn friendly support groups into smarter, active teams that deliberately benefit the business? Are you looking for a quick read? Then pick up the new executive summary of "Executive Sponsors Fuel High-Performing ERGs." The study's findings identify the roles and best practices Executive Sponsors can embrace as they [...]

JBC Executive Recommends Conference As Way to Grow and Support LGBT Business

JBC Executive Recommends Conference As Way to Grow and Support LGBT Business There’s no better place to experience a truly inclusive business community than at the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) Conference, according to Jennifer Brown, CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting (JBC). And if you work at it, she advises, you can [...]

Fueling ERG Performance with Executive Sponsors: Roles Made Visible

Is your company looking for ways to turn friendly support groups into smarter, active teams that deliberately benefit the business? Then pick up “Executive Sponsors Fuel High-Performing ERGs,” a white paper by New York City-based diversity and inclusion firm Jennifer Brown Consulting (JBC). The study’s findings identify the roles and best practices Executive Sponsors can [...]

Establishing Value: Do Women Accept Less and Do More?

After almost 10 years as CEO for a global diversity and inclusion firm, I was still shocked when I read EY’s latest report, which predicts we may be “waiting 80 years for gender parity.” Yet the movement around Reddit CEO Ellen Pao’s gender discrimination lawsuit against her former employer, Kleiner Perkins, a Silicon Valley venture [...]

Diversity Starter Kit for CEOs

We’ve developed the JBC Diversity Starter Kit for CEOsSM as a step-by-step guide for facilitating the D&I conversation with your CEO. The starter kit will help you encourage your CEO to ask and answer questions and affirm action steps—all in under 30 minutes. Use the starter kit and the attached exercise to find D&I stories [...]

Do You Ask the Right Questions as an Effective Leader?

As the emerging diversity of leadership ideals continues to change the business world, powered especially by a question-asking Millennial generation, leaders are looking for tactics to not only engage employees, but also retain talent. One of the immediate actions leaders can take is to recast their purpose as question-makers, instead of question-takers.

Embracing Transgender Transparency

Transparent on Amazon Hollywood awards shows aren’t necessarily where we hear frank conversations about acceptance and authenticity, but Sunday’s 72nd Golden Globes refreshingly highlighted some of today’s most important civil rights issues. Feminism, discrimination, racism, and terrorism were acknowledged not only by popular hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, but also in compelling, [...]

Using ERGs to Retain the Millennial Workforce

This is the third post in the JBC Generational Business IssuesSM blog series. In his book, Tribes, author Seth Godin refers to the “tribe inside” when discussing how companies will discover future leaders, build trust, and empower workplace communities that form strong bonds around shared identities and interests. Godin contends that the workplace is being redefined [...]