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Jennifer  Brown

Jennifer Brown

Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author & International Diversity & Inclusion Expert


Jennifer Brown (she/her) is an award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, author, and international diversity and inclusion expert who is deeply passionate about building more inclusive workplaces where more of us can feel welcomed, valued, respected, and heard. As the Founder and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting (JBC), a certified woman- and LGBT-owned firm, Jennifer and her team design and execute inclusion strategies that have been implemented by some of the biggest companies and nonprofits in the world. Read More >

Jennifer is the bestselling author of two books, Inclusion: Diversity, The New Workplace and The Will to Change (2017) and How To Be An Inclusive Leader: Your Role in Creating Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone Can Thrive (2019), a shortlist winner of the O.W.L. Award, and winner of the 2019 Nautilus Book Awards' Business & Leadership category. The Best-Selling Second Edition, released October 4, 2022, addresses some of the most pressing challenges of our times and takes a deeper dive on complex topics including identity, privilege and equity. With more than 50% new content, it provides an effective roadmap to help individuals navigate through their journey to become an inclusive leader. Jennifer also 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 globally-acclaimed keynote speaker and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) expert on topics that include Creating Cultures of Belonging, Inclusive Leadership, Impactful Allyship, Redefining Privilege, LGBTQ+ Inclusion, ERGs and Executive Sponsorship, and Intersectionality for corporations including Google, the Hartford, Hearst, IBM, Indeed, Intel, KFC Global (Yum! Brands), Liberty Mutual, LinkedIn, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Medtronic, NASA Space Flight Center, Prudential, PSEG, Sony, Toyota and more. She has also spoken at 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 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’s podcast, The Will to Change, is downloaded by nearly 15,000 listeners per month and she lives in New York with her partner of over 20 years, Michelle.

Jennifer Brown is a globally acclaimed keynote speaker. Her keynotes draw upon over twenty years of experience and insight working alongside hundreds of organizations and leaders to drive positive change. They are a compelling ‘call to action’ to individuals at any level in any organization to get involved and step into their role in the change effort as DEI champions, advocates, and allies. The keynote can include presentation, conversation with a senior executive, audience polling with immediate feedback, and time for Q&A. This can also include a private leaders session following the keynote facilitated by Jennifer. The interactive session (with time for Q&A) engages everyone in the conversation. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Jen Brown - Evoso

How to be an Inclusive Leader: Your Role in Creating a Culture of Belonging

Little Conversations, Big Impact

Inclusive Leadership

Evolve Courageously Together

Beyond Diversity Presentation at SXSW

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

Speech Topics

Creating Inclusive Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone Thrives

How To Be An Inclusive Leader

Ensuring Equity and Belonging in the World of Work

Actionable Allyship & Upstander Behaviors

Finding Your Voice in the Workplace

What Will it Take? Beyond Black & White