WE MEET YOU WHERE YOU ARE AND GUIDE YOU ALL THE WAY THROUGH.

    Our Story

    We are proud to be a Woman-and-LGBTQ owned business.

    Everyone deserves the opportunity to thrive as their full self in the workplace. This is the belief—and lived experience—that inspired Jennifer Brown to start JBC in 2006. Having navigated the corporate world as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, Jennifer was deeply familiar with the devastating individual and organizational impact of a workplace where employees feel pressured to cover essential layers of their identities. JBC, both in its own structure and in its work with clients, was built as an antidote and alternative to workplaces where assimilation is a prerequisite to belonging. The way we work, true belonging is achieved by recognizing, understanding, and celebrating one another’s differences.

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    Our Founder

    Jennifer Brown is an award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, diversity and inclusion consultant, and author. 

    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.

    Learn more about Jennifer on her website.

    OUR PHILOSOPHY

    DEI IS NOT COMPLIANCE WORK.

    In our experience—and when practiced the right way—DEI is soul-healing, culture-transforming work that everyone can benefit from, not only for their teams and organizations, but to unlock their own full potential.

    We demonstrate how implementing long-term DEI strategies gives leaders access to their most authentic selves, so that they can open up that possibility for their employees, their colleagues, and their communities.

    In our work, we are constantly reminded of the possibilities that effective DEI strategies can unlock on a company, community, and societal level. Getting there takes time, thoughtful planning and accountability, and a collective practice of compassion — JBC can be your coach and accountability partner at every step along the way.

    We’re not in the business of shaming or blaming our clients. None of us moves through life without internalizing bias, and just as we learn it we can unlearn it. JBC is here to help you see what’s possible with a custom-made and thoughtfully implemented DEI strategy, and to guide you forward.

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    OUR TEAM

    Consultants

    At JBC, our success is driven by the members of our team who deliver the work — our consultants. This is why they are the highest paid members of our organization.

    ADAM FALKNER, PhD

    Senior Consultant

    ADRIENNE LAWRENCE

    Vice President

    AIMEE BROADHURST

    Senior Consultant

    ANAHITA CRAWFORD

    Senior Consultant

    CLAIRE HORNER-DEVINE

    Senior Consultant

    CLAIRE TSE

    Principal Consultant

    DANIEL CASTILLO

    Creative Director & Senior Consultant

    DIYA KHANNA

    Senior Consultant

    ELFI MARTINEZ

    Senior Director & Principal Consultant

    ELLYN KERR

    Senior Consultant

    GEARAH GOLDSTEIN

    Senior Consultant

    JENNIFER SARRETT

    Senior Consultant

    JOHN LOMBARD

    Senior Consultant

    JONATHAN WESLEY

    Senior Consultant

    KAREN BROWN

    Senior Consultant

    KAZZ ALEXANDER

    Senior Consultant

    KEVIN ENGLAND, PhD

    Principal Consultant

    LA MIKIA CASTILLO

    Principal Consultant

    LAURA ALVAREZ SCHRAG

    Senior Consultant

    LIZETTE OJEDA

    Senior Consultant

    MANESHA STIFF

    Senior Consultant

    MARY MESSER

    Senior Consultant

    MARYANN FAPPIANO

    Senior Consultant

    MAYA BUGG

    Senior Consultant

    SABRINA GRIFFIN

    Senior Consultant

    SEAN COLEMAN

    Senior Consultant

    SIL LAI ABRAMS

    Senior Consultant

    TASH THOMAS

    Senior Consultant

    TIFFANY VEGA-GIBSON

    Senior Consultant

    WANGARI KAMAU

    Senior Consultant

    OUR TEAM

    Support Team

    The national pay ratio of highest-paid to lowest-paid within a company is 320:1. At JBC, our ratio is 4:1. The hourly pay for all support staff is never below $30/hour.

    ABIGAIL SOBOTKA/BRINER

    Data Analyst

    ANGELA HEADS

    Data Analyst

    ARDEN RATMIROFF

    Virtual Event Producer

    BRANDI LAI

    Marketing Assistant

    DIVYA PITHIYA

    Virtual Event Producer

    GEORGE EVERY

    Data Analyst

    GIA PENDERGRAPH

    Events Director

    HOLLY KALYN

    Sales & Events Coordinator

    ILYSSA PADRID-DYKMAN

    Client Services Manager

    JENNIFER BROWN

    Founder & CEO

    JOHN MOONEY

    Director of Business Development

    JULIA MORENO

    Director of Client Services & Operations

    KAREN DAHMS

    Director of Research

    KATIE LIVORNESE

    Vice President

    KI'YON JAMES

    Virtual Event Producer

    LAHELA DANIELS

    Virtual Event Producer

    MOLLY CREIGHTON

    Data Analyst

    NAAKAI ADDY

    Marketing Director

    NABEEL AHMAD

    Principal Researcher

    NAOMI BELT

    Executive Assistant

    NAOMI SAVAS

    Virtual Event Producer

    NIKI GARCIA

    Marketing Consultant

    PARKER JESSIE

    Senior Associate

    ROBERT BEAVEN

    Chief Operating Officer

    SOPHIE BALES

    Community Manager

    VARSHINI BALAJI

    Researcher & Content Creator

    VERONICA PIRILLO

    Senior Director