At Changemaker Chats, we are proud of the diversity of our speakers, and our audiences. The women who represent Changemaker Chats – yes, you!
For our next Chicago chat on Thursday, March 14, we are very excited to chat with Karen Brown, Diversity and Inclusion expert. Karen founded Bridge Arrow, a Chicago-based management consulting company whose mission is to make leaders more effective and businesses more profitable by linking diversity and inclusion to key business initiatives. She launched the firm following a career as an experienced operations executive with multicultural, global experience promoting diversity and inclusion within the corporate, non-profit, and academic sectors. She is a results-focused change agent, author, entrepreneur and speaker with a passion for being the voice of the voiceless.
Karen’s ideas have also appeared in leading publications, including a popular article she published in the 2018 Harvard Business Review – “To Retain Employees, Focus on Inclusion – Not just Diversity.” She is currently working on a book about how women are excelling in the male-dominated worlds of technology, startups and venture capital.
Join us on Thursday, March 14 at Environmental Systems Design at 5:30pm as we sit down with Karen to learn about her tremendous personal journey and defining moments in her career thus far. She will also share her expertise about diversity and inclusion practices. RSVP today.
Note, Changemaker Chats is a fully volunteer run non-profit organization. The Chicago chapter will now be charging $10 per chat to cover the costs of our events. We appreciate your understanding and your donation, and look forward to seeing you there.
Mar 14, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Karen Brown is a results-focused change agent, author, entrepreneur and speaker with a passion for being the voice of the voiceless. As an experienced operations executive with a rich multicultural background, she has pioneered the path for diversity & inclusion while helping organizations align decision-making with talent needs, market needs and financial goals.
Karen’s experiences across global conglomerates include Baker McKenzie, the 2nd largest law firm in the world, Monsanto, Baxter Healthcare and Sodexo. She is a Governance Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). She’s also served as advisor and board member to WorldChicago, Chicago United, National Organization on Disability (NOD), Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLESN), among others.
Karen recognized how many leaders needed guidance transforming ordinary talk into meaningful action, so she founded Bridge Arrow, a global Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) management consulting firm and expert hub.
She is currently working on a book about how women are excelling in the male-dominated worlds of technology, startups and venture capital