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Kimberly S. Reed


Global Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Executive Strategist | Award Winning Speaker

Award-winning Global Diversity, Equality, Inclusion & Belonging Executive and Advisor. Author. International Speaker. Ambassador.

Kimberly S. Reed, M.Ed., CDE® is a skillful and strategic advisor, and leader who leverages her more than 25 years of experience in HR, talent acquisition, diversity, equality, inclusion and belonging and diversity & inclusion training to transform leaders, and cultures into high performing organizations. She has worked with numerous organizations in global professional services, health care, financial services, consumer products and pharmaceutical industries. Her inspirational, results-driven approach combines the need for creating more inclusive workplace cultures, increasing revenue growth and generating long-lasting return on investment.
Kimberly teaches organizations the importance of optimizing the DEIB (Diversity, Equality, Inclusion and Belonging) Synthesis using game-changing insights that will drive breakout innovation in your organization.
Kimberly is a national collaborator, thought leader and co-developer with the American Cancer Society (ACS), ASPIRE Leadership Academy, the first ever competitive six-month, comprehensive leadership program for diverse leaders.
Kimberly is a best-selling author of Optimists Always Win! – Moving from Defeat to Life’s C Suite (Simon Schuster/HCI Communications) where she shares personal stories and advice on overcoming life’s most difficult challenges. As an inspirational speaker, she imparts her optimism in overcoming life’s adversities. She serves as an “Ambassador for Cancer Warriors and Thrivers” and drawing from her own battle with Stage IV breast cancer, now ten-years cancer free.
Reed’s work has garnered her global media attention, establishing her as one of the most sought-after diversity and leadership trainers.
Reed has won numerous awards for her outstanding service to business and the community:
— 2022 Hope Award, American Cancer Society
— 2022 Power-List, Top 50 Chief Diversity Officers, Color Magazine
— 2022 Rolling Out Media Sisters with Superpowers
— 2022 CORE Magazine Top 100 Most Influential Blacks
— 2022 Sisters with Superpowers: Rolling Out Media
— 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Salute to Greatness Award: Ambassador Global Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
— 2020 Game Changer: Community Service Award for Entrepreneurship, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Impact.
— Women of Excellence: Game Changer, SJ Magazine
— Top 28 Black Leaders for their impact on diversity & inclusion, Color Magazine
— 2022/2021 Top ROI-NJ Influencer and honoree
— The 2021 Philly Power Women
Reed is an active member of her community, serving on several professional and non-for-profit boards as a member, executive council member and chair. She is also a board member, American Cancer Society and 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 and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated with over 300, 000 members globally.

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