All great leaders are striving to build an inclusive culture and improve team engagement. But you can’t just take a class, read a book, or even listen to a podcast and be able to develop and execute a diversity and inclusion program. You may need to call Arlene Roane. For over 20 years, Arlene has been a trusted advisor to chief diversity officers, operational leaders, and HR/talent professionals who have the desire to create a culture where people can speak candidly, challenge respectfully and build trust-based relationships. Arlene talks to Joe about her career and the work she’s doing today as founder and president of Redhouse Performance Consulting.
About Arlene Roane: Arlene is a highly sought-after strategic consultant, facilitator, and keynote speaker with over 25 years of experience in global diversity, inclusive leadership, and cultural competency. Her work has impacted thousands of leaders and professionals in global organizations of all sizes.
Arlene leads Redhouse’s efforts in the design, development, and execution of diversity and inclusion (D&I) programs and projects in leadership development, culture change, organizational learning, and talent management for global, complex, profit, and not-for-profit organizations.
Arlene established a national reputation as a thought leader during her tenure as a consultant, strategist, trainer, and researcher for one of the world’s largest global diversity consulting practices, Global Novations, now Korn Ferry. She created a major study, “Pathways of the Black CIO” on retention and loss of African American executive talent in IT that was published in CIO Magazine (June 2006). Arlene served as the research team leader on the nationally recognized research project and National Urban League 2004 publication “Diversity Practices That Work: The American Worker Speaks”. Early in her career, she was featured in the nationally acclaimed book “Children of the Dream: The Psychology of Black Success” (Doubleday 1992).