Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown

JENNIFER BROWN (she/her/hers) is an award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, diversity and inclusion consultant, and best-selling author. As the founder and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting (JBC), a 20-year-old certified woman- and LGBTQ+-owned industry-leading DEI consulting firm, Jennifer and her team are best known for their process of designing workplace DEI strategies and educational programming that have been implemented by some of the biggest companies and non-profit organizations in the US and globally, including FedEx, Hearst, American Red Cross, Under Armor, Major League Baseball, NBA, Toyota, Wells Fargo and many more. 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. Jennifer is a sought-after keynote speaker for executive leadership on the topic of leading inclusively in uncertain times, and has presented at many top conferences and events such as the International Diversity Forum, the Global D&I Summit, the Forum for Workplace Inclusion, the NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference, the Out & Equal Workplace Summit, Emerging Women, SHE Summit, Responsive, the Better Man Conference, INBOUND, ALTSummit, South by Southwest (SXSW), PBWC (Professional BusinessWomen of California), The Pennsylvania Conference for Women and Texas Conference for Women, and HR Transform. She has been featured in media such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, AdWeek, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, Inc., CBS, and many more. In addition, she sits on the Influencer Advisory Board for cultural intelligence consultancy Sparks & Honey, as well as L’Oreal’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board. Her thought leadership accolades include Top Small Business Female Executive in 2019 (DataBird Business Journal),’s Power List of the Top 200 Thought Leaders to Follow in 2021, a Top 50 D&I and Gender Equality Influencer by Onalytica, one of Engagedly’s Top HR Influencers, and an Inspirational Diversity & Inclusion Leader of the Year by D&I Leaders Global Benchmarking Survey 2021. Jennifer is the bestselling author of three books, the first being Inclusion: Diversity, The New Workplace and The Will to Change. The first edition of this book, How To Be An Inclusive Leader: Your Role in Creating Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone Can Thrive, was named one of Catalyst’s 5 Must-Read Books on Workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in 2021, a shortlist winner of the O.W.L. Award, winner of the 2019 Nautilus Book Awards' Business & Leadership category, and a top SABA 2020 Book Awards Audience Vote. The book and its Inclusive Leader Continuum has found a large and enthusiastic audience as a tool for mindset and behavior change in a wide array of organizational systems, from corporate leadership to academia to trade associations. Jennifer also recently 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. Her popular podcast, The Will to Change, appeared on Feedspot’s Top 15 Diversity And Inclusion Podcasts You Must Follow in 2020, and as the host of over 200 episodes, Jennifer interviews leading CEOs, bestselling authors, and entrepreneurs about how we must continue to courageous evolve to ensure greater equity in today’s and tomorrow’s workplaces. For information on JBC’s consulting and training services, please visit us at To learn more about Jennifer’s speaking services, please visit us at Follow Jennifer on social media: Twitter: @JenniferBrown Instagram: @JenniferBrownSpeaks
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