Renita Jefferson

Renita Jefferson

Renita Jefferson specializes in providing diversity and inclusion consulting and leadership development services to leadership teams and organizations across the country.

Renita Jefferson is a sought-after keynote speaker, executive coach, panelist, and expert practitioner in the areas of diversity and inclusion, employee engagement, culture, and organizational development. She has worked with numerous organizations and universities to provide consultative services in her areas of expertise, resulting in her various appointments, honors, and community engagement activities.

• 2012 –Women of Color Foundation -Diversity Inclusion Professional of the Year Award
• 2013 –Cleveland Society for Human Resources (SHRM) Diversity and Inclusion Professional of the Year award
• 2013 –Ohio Diversity Inclusion Council Leadership Award
• 2013 –25 Most Influential African American Women in Cleveland
• 2013 –American Greetings Chairman’s Award in recognition of her leadership role in driving Executive Women’s Leadership initiatives
• 2014 –Finalist for the Crain’s Business Archer Award –Leadership in Diversity Inclusion
• 2014 –Corporate –Minority Business Enterprise Urban Professionals Award
• 2015 –Professional of the Year –FRASERNET
• 2015 –Professional of the Year –Business Women’s Leadership Network•2016 –Women of Excellence –YWCA
• 2017 –Greater Cleveland Partnership –JumpStart Inclusion Board Leadership

• The U.S. Executive Diversity Inclusion Conference Board•Council of Economic Inclusion Diversity Professionals Group
• Cleveland SHRM
• American Society of Training and Development
• The Cleveland Peer Group/ International Management Studies
• Cleveland Women’s Leadership Council
• Lead Diversity Center of North East Ohio
• International Coaching Federation –Executive Coaching
Board Membership:
• JumpStart, Executive Board; Co-Lead of DI Sub -Committee
• The Gathering Place, Executive Board
• Kent State University Advisory Board
• Cleveland State University Advisory Board

Get to Know Renita

What are your specialties?
• Diversity and Inclusion Consulting
• Leadership Development
• Talent Management
• Organizational Development
• Change Management