The nationally recognized DEI expert will provide actionable guidance on how to become a proactive supporter of racial and gender issues

NEW YORK, NY, September 15, 2020 /Neptune100/ — Take The Lead (, a nationally recognized non-profit whose mission is to achieve gender equality in leadership by 2025, today announced that Jennifer Brown, founder and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting, will be the featured speaker for its upcoming “Power to Change Conversations,” a webinar series devoted to offering substantive solutions to racism and gender inequality, on September 21 at 4 PM ET. Felicia Davis, a Take The Lead leadership ambassador, the facilitator of Take The Lead’s upcoming Academy for Advanced Leadership, and the founder of The Black Women’s Collective, is the host. Register here for the webinar:

“Being a supporter is a much-talked topic now that racial and gender equity is at the forefront of conversation and action here in the United States,” says Davis. “Brown will offer immediately usable tips on being an effective ally, one who proactively contributes to change in a meaningful, forward-thinking manner.”

Among the questions Brown will address are:
– What is the role of white allies in the current social justice work within organizations?
– How should leaders best model inclusive and/or ally behaviors?
– What more can allies do?

“I am an admirer of Brown’s work, and having her on ‘Power to Change Conversations’ is a definite coup for Take The Lead and the webinar’s attendees,” says Gloria Feldt, the co-founder and president of Take The Lead. “I am also very appreciative of the fact that she is generously providing – without charge – the introduction and first chapter of her award-winning book ‘How to be an Inclusive Leader’ to all attendees.”

The fee for the webinar is $50 for those who are employed and $25 for those who have been laid off or furloughed. The monies will allow Take The Lead to provide scholarships for women whose careers have been disrupted by the pandemic and could not otherwise participate in its programs.

About Jennifer Brown
Jennifer Brown is an award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic speaker and diversity and inclusion expert. She is the founder and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting (JBC), a strategic leadership and diversity consulting firm that coaches business leaders worldwide on critical issues of talent and workplace strategy. Brown is a passionate advocate for social equality who helps businesses foster healthier, more productive workplace cultures. Her book Inclusion: Diversity, the New Workplace & the Will to Change (2016) will inspire leadership to embrace the opportunity that diversity represents and empower advocates to drive change that resonates in today’s world. Jennifer’s second book, How to be an Inclusive Leader, is a shortlist O.W.L. Award and Nautilus Book Award winner in Business categories, and provides a step-by-step guide for the personal and emotional journey we must undertake to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive. Learn more about Brown at

About Felicia Davis
Felicia Davis is a Take The Lead Leadership Ambassador, the facilitator for Take The Lead’s upcoming Academy for Advanced Leadership, and the founder of The Black Women’s Collective (BWC). Felicia Davis is an author, certified award-winning leadership coach and personal branding strategist, and advisor to women leaders. BWC is a boutique coaching and consulting firm dedicated to advancing women into greater leadership roles within demanding industries. This is accomplished by helping women develop magnetic leadership brands, compelling communication skills, and the confidence necessary to drive results that impact the bottom line. Known for her one-of-a-kind, no non-sense approach to empowering leaders, Felicia’s knowledge, skills, and expertise have been leveraged by companies such as Schwab, Take The Lead, T-Mobile, and Pepperdine University to help elevate performance by empowering leaders to think strategically, connect meaningfully and lead decisively with a strong focus on culture and results. In 2018, Felicia’s work was featured in The Wall Street Journal and subsequently on ABC 15. Learn more about The Black Women’s Collective here –

About Take The Lead
Co-founded by Gloria Feldt, Take The Lead is a 501 (c) (3) that prepares, develops, inspires and propels women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025. Feldt has been featured in many leading media outlets, including Bloomberg TV, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Ms. Magazine, Yahoo! Finance, Thrive Global and Forbes. Feldt is an in-demand speaker, with engagements at The Women in Cable Telecommunications Global Leadership Conference, The World Women Summit, 92Y Women inPower, and the Annual CUNY Leadership Conference, among others. Subscribe here for the latest news from Take The Lead: