Jennifer Brown – how to create a more inclusive world

Inspirational Keynote Speaker -


  • Creating Inclusive Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone Thrives
  • How To Be an Inclusive Leader
  • Ensuring Equity and Belonging in the Future World of Work
  • Actionable Allyship and Upstander Behaviors
  • Finding Your Voice in the Workplace
  • What Will it Take? Beyond Black and White

Jennifer’s sessions directly address an array of challenges when it comes to embedding DEI in organizations:

  • How can we build inclusive cultures of belonging where everyone thrives?
  • Where do we start as an organization?
  • How do I get my leaders on board and participating as allies and advocates?
  • How do I encourage more allyship across my organization?
  • What gets in the way of belonging?
  • How do we define concepts like intersectionality, psychological safety, equity and
  • belonging, and why do they matter?
  • What is the relationship between psychological safety, belonging and performance and innovation?
  • What does a culture of belonging look like, feel like, sound like?
  • How is leadership changing?
  • How do we need to redefine leadership going forward?
  • What is unique about the executive role in building inclusive cultures?
  • How do executives need to pivot and what is the role of executive teams in driving cultures of belonging?
  • We’re struggling with our mid-level manager DEI engagement — what are some ideas for how to get them on board?
  • We’re struggling with different generational expectations around DEI, how can we create more collaboration?
  • How can we create a safe container for our leaders to explore their tough questions and fear about saying the wrong thing?

About Jennifer

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

As the successful Founder and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting (JBC), Jennifer and her team are well-known for their process of designing workplace strategies and educational programming that have been implemented by some of the biggest companies and non-profits in the US and around the world, including FedEx, Hearst, American Red Cross, Under Armor, Major League Baseball, NBA, Toyota, Wells Fargo and many more.

Jennifer has spoken at many top conferences and events worldwide, such as the International Diversity Forum in Paris and the inaugural Global D&I Summit in India, as well as the Forum for Workplace Inclusion, the Out & Equal Workplace Summit, Emerging Women, and the Better Man Conference in the United States.

She has also spoken at organizations such as Expedia, the NBA, Google, IBM, and many more.
Jennifer envisions inclusive organizations where all of us truly belong—in the workplace, in our families, and in our communities – and openly shares that 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 powerful and unforgettable true story with audiences to help us challenge our assumptions—about ourselves, leaders, and others—and take inspired action today for a more inclusive tomorrow.


Jennifer is the bestselling author of two books: Inclusion: Diversity, The New Workplace, and The Will to Change and How To Be An Inclusive Leader: Your Role in Creating Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone Can Thrive, which was named one of Catalyst’s 5 Must-Read Books on Workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in 2021.

The book was also 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, and is utilized as a text for mindset and behavior change in a wide array of organizational systems, from academia to professional certifications.

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.

Jennifer is a sought-after speaker and expert for 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 the University of Wisconsin.

She currently serves as Executive in Residence for The University of North Texas’s School of Public Health/MPHA program and sits on the Influencer Advisory Board for cultural intelligence consultancy Sparks & Honey, as well as L’Oréal’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board.

Jennifer has spoken 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 Business Women of California), The Pennsylvania Conference for Women and Texas Conference for Women, and HR Transform.

As a successful LGBT entrepreneur, Jennifer 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.