Diversity and Inclusion Engagement strategist and leading expert Kimberly Reed, CDP, The Corporatepreneur Chief Transformational Officer of the Reed Development Group (RDG), LLC has developed a distinguished reputation as having one of the most distinct and powerful voices on the lecture circuit. Her infectious energy, lioness tone and inspiring sincerity engages audiences on topics ranging from diversity and inclusion innovation, organizational leadership, entrepreneurial leadership, personal and professional development, transformative thinking and resiliency – living without limits.
Kimberly is a regular speaker and lecturer at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania’s LEAD Program, National Leadership Consortium, Temple University, KPMG and Howard University’s Leadership Programs and leading national professional organizations and conferences.
Kimberly also provides leadership in guiding companies’ global Diversity and Inclusion strategies to bring together diverse synergies, strengths, backgrounds and perspectives to achieve their strategic business imperatives, advance its talent performance, recruitment goals and drive innovation. Kimberly partners with companies to ensure that Diversity and Inclusion is in the DNA of the business and expands the pathways for inspired diverse leaders and unify diverse workforces to be innovators, for greater career trajectory and company growth.
Throughout Kimberly’s seventeen-year career she has helped global companies grow, develop and engage diverse workforces to support their business and revenue strategies. During her tenure at a global professional services firm, Kimberly led the largest business unit in increasing diversity recruitment over 46% in the technology industry by infusing innovative talent strategies that extended across the enterprise and into the overall organization’s business and revenue models.
Additionally, as a developer and trainer of leaders, Kimberly partners with companies to develop training strategies for increasing the number of diverse talent eligible for opportunities that will propel them to senior leadership roles and/or the C-Suite of today’s leading global companies. Kimberly develops and delivers cutting edge and innovative training and development programs to ensure that diverse leaders are adequately prepared. Kimberly leveraged her experience in diversity strategy and practice with leading global organizations across a range of industries including financial services, global professional services, healthcare, consumer products and academia. Kimberly has cultivated a professional brand of eminent credibility and expertise in developing innovative talent strategies that expand into the company’s diversity DNA and revenue imperatives, and results focused.
RDG’s business performance practices partners with leading global companies, top universities and nonprofits to ensure that they are effectively identifying, attracting, deploying, retaining and developing top diverse talent. RDG also develops innovative and interactive leadership, personal and professional development training programs, creative recruitment, and development, deployment and retention solutions for all levels of diverse employees. Kimberly teaches organizations how to develop inspired diverse leaders and unify diverse workforces for greater career trajectory and company growth. Her greatest professional strengths are teaching and facilitating high impact workshops and sessions. The people performance practice focuses on training CEO’s, executives and athletes on taking their speaking and presentation skills from good or even mediocre to excellent.
Kimberly’s second entrepreneurial venture, a senior partner at the Ascendant Group specializes in personal and executive branding and a founding member of the Forbes Agency Council for PR and Advertising. With an award winning team across company culture, design, and PR related work the company has a clientele that has ranged from multibillion-dollar company CEOs and executives and fast growth entrepreneurs.
Kimberly served on several professional and non-for-profit boards most recently she served as Board Chair, Workforce and Economic Revitalization for Communities in Camden, New Jersey and also served as past President, NExT Philadelphia, a Network of Extraordinary Talent (Young Professionals), an affinity group of the Urban League of Philadelphia. She is a member of The Forum for Executive Women, an elite national organization dedicated to the professional advancement of Women as well as The Links, Inc., one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of accomplished, dedicated African American Women who are active in their communities.
Kimberly has been featured on FOX News, Huffington Post Business and Radio One, and its subsidiaries for her leadership in diversity, and advocacy on Women and minorities in leadership, business and entrepreneurship. She has earned numerous awards and has been recognized repeatedly by such organizations as the Urban League, American Express, National Association of Black Accountants and the City of Philadelphia for her leadership.
Kimberly earned her B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations and Public Administration from Westchester University. Kimberly also received her certification in Global Organizational Leadership, Human Resource Management, Fox School of Business at Temple University. Additionally, Kimberly is currently pursing her graduate degree in the College of Education, Adult Organizational Development at Temple University.