Jennifer McClanahan

Jennifer is the founder and CEO of Leverage to Lead. Jennifer created Leverage to Lead to help women and people of color build a career strategy rooted in clarity, value, and authenticity. That work leads to the creation of a team of exceptional women coaches, educators, recruiters, HR specialists, and fierce advocates. We help organizations build DEI statements, values, and commitments. We design and facilitate group training, programs, and workshops to help people live those values and commitments. We coach clients through career transitions, whether to new positions, new firms, or into their new role as CEO.

Really, ours is human work. We revitalize organizational ecosystems by digging into cultures, holding up a mirror to their values, reframing diversity and difference, and helping everyone manage and leverage difference. We know that when you meet the needs of your most marginalized people, you meet the needs of all your people–their growth, creativity, productivity, health, and humanity. And we know that opportunity lies in people, not positions. In our corporate recruiting work, we serve as a center of connection and ongoing support for diverse talent and DEI-committed organizations.

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